Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home cozy and saving yourself some expenses, a smart thermostat is what you need. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps more. They can pick up on your routine 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 adaptable and you can collaborate 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 modern programmable thermostat. They’re designed to improve energy efficiency and set up homeowners with pointers on energy usage and warnings when the HVAC system needs attention. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some models can even learn your family’s patterns and tailor heating and cooling to keep things comfy. Your HVAC system is almost always the largest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll get superior control of your HVAC system and successfully manage your home's energy usage. Here are some things to look 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 manage your heating and cooling dependent on whether you’re at home or absent. 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 blemish in the middle of that kitchen wall. iComfort gives you the choice of adding 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 experts at Quality Refrigeration at 410-355-6010 and we’ll answer your questions and demonstrate the possibilities we can integrate for you. You can even arrange an appointment with us online.