Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and saving yourself some expenses, a smart thermostat is your best friend. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps farther. They can pick up on your habits and your schedule to heat and cool your house when you want it, and reduce energy when you’re not home. They’re specially made and flexible and you can work with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats include many beneficial characteristics that go well beyond the abilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more up-to-date programmable thermostat. They’re built to increase energy efficiency and provide homeowners with suggestions on energy usage and alerts when the HVAC system needs attention. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some types can even study your family’s behaviors and modify heating and cooling to keep things comfy. Your HVAC system is usually the biggest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll gain the highest control of your HVAC system and effectively oversee your home's energy usage. Here are some things to look for: It should be able to keep your home’s temperature very similar to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will keep the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should be ready to direct your heating and cooling based 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 nice—not like an eyesore in the middle of that living room mantel. iComfort gives you the selection of using a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that adds to your décor, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the technicians at Watts Electric & A/C Inc at 601-736-7362 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.