Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home cozy and saving yourself some cash, a smart thermostat is the one for you. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps more. They can pick up on your habits and your calendar to heat and cool your house when you want it, and reduce 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 contain many beneficial characteristics that go further than the capabilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more contemporary programmable thermostat. They’re built to improve energy efficiency and provide homeowners with suggestions on energy usage and warnings when the HVAC system needs care. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some models can even study your family’s habits and modify heating and cooling to keep things cozy. Your HVAC system is usually the largest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll receive top control of your HVAC system and effectively direct your home's energy usage. Here are some things to look for: It should be able to set your home’s temperature very close to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will maintain the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should be able to manage your heating and cooling centered on whether you’re at home or absent. Your thermostat should be compatible with your HVAC system. You need to think about its model and specific things like how many zones you need to control. It should look pleasant—not like an eyesore in the middle of that gallery wall. iComfort gives you the option of adding 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 experts at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. at 503-848-3838 and we’ll answer your questions and show you the possibilities we can install for you. You can even schedule an appointment with us online.