Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home cozy and saving yourself some expenses, a smart thermostat is the one for you. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps more. They can learn your habits and your schedule to heat and cool your house when you need it, and cut back on energy when you’re not home. They’re customizable and adaptable and you can interact with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats provide many beneficial qualities that go well beyond the abilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more modern programmable thermostat. They’re designed to enhance energy efficiency and offer homeowners with pointers on energy usage and alerts when the HVAC system needs care. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some types can even learn your family’s patterns and modify heating and cooling to keep things comfortable. Your HVAC system is usually the largest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll get top control of your HVAC system and efficiently direct 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 be able to manage your heating and cooling dependent on whether you’re at home or not. Your thermostat should be well-suited with your HVAC system. You need to take into account its model and unique things like how many zones you need to work with. It should look pleasant—not like an eyesore in the middle of that living room mantel. iComfort gives you the selection of uploading a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that complements your ambiance, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the professionals at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. at 419-592-4756 and we’ll answer your questions and educate you on the options we can integrate for you. You can even set up an appointment with us online.