Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home warm and saving yourself some money, a smart thermostat is what you need. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps more. They can learn your preferences and your agenda to heat and cool your house when you need it, and cut back on energy when you’re not home. They’re customizable and compliant and you can interact with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats provide many beneficial characteristics that go well beyond the capabilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more up-to-date programmable thermostat. They’re intended to enhance energy efficiency and set up homeowners with pointers on energy usage and signals when the HVAC system needs attention. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some models can even study 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 get top control of your HVAC system and successfully manage your home's energy usage. Here are some things to search for: It should be able to hold your home’s temperature very close to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will keep the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should know how to direct your heating and cooling dependent on whether you’re at home or away. Your thermostat should be compatible with your HVAC system. You need to take into account its model and specific things like how many zones you need to manage. It should look good—not like a monstrosity in the middle of that gallery wall. iComfort gives you the option of uploading a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that complements your design style, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the experts at McNatt Inc at 361-888-4808 and we’ll answer your questions and educate you on the possibilities we can integrate for you. You can even set up an appointment with us online.