Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home cozy and saving yourself some expenses, a smart thermostat is your best friend. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps more. They can learn your preferences and your schedule to heat and cool your house when you want it, and cut back on 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 features that go further than the capabilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more up-to-date programmable thermostat. They’re intended to improve energy efficiency and provide homeowners with pointers on energy usage and signals when the HVAC system needs maintenance. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some types can even study your family’s habits and tailor heating and cooling to keep things comfy. Your HVAC system is most likely the largest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll gain the highest control of your HVAC system and successfully direct your home's energy usage. Here are some things to look for: It should be able to keep 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 know how to operate your heating and cooling centered 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 manage. It should look pleasant—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 supplements your design style, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the professionals at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning at 601-268-3486 and we’ll answer your questions and educate you on the possibilities we can set up for you. You can even set up an appointment with us online.