Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and saving yourself some expenses, a smart thermostat is what you need. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps farther. They can study your routine and your agenda to heat and cool your house when you want it, and save on energy when you’re not home. They’re customizable and flexible and you can work with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats include many beneficial characteristics that go further than the abilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more contemporary programmable thermostat. They’re intended to enhance energy efficiency and provide homeowners with feedback on energy usage and alerts when the HVAC system needs maintenance. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some styles can even pick up on your family’s patterns and modify heating and cooling to keep things comfortable. Your HVAC system is almost always the greatest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll receive top control of your HVAC system and efficiently manage your home's energy usage. Here are some things to hunt for: It should be able to hold your home’s temperature very near to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will maintain the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should be able to operate your heating and cooling dependent on whether you’re at home or absent. Your thermostat should be well-suited with your HVAC system. You need to take into account its model and specific things like how many zones you need to work with. It should look good—not like an eyesore in the middle of that gallery wall. iComfort gives you the option of adding a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that supplements your design style, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the professionals at Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. at 785-357-6200 and we’ll answer your questions and demonstrate the options we can integrate for you. You can even schedule an appointment with us online.