Smart Thermostats

March 28, 2017

If you’re looking for a way to keep your home comfortable and save on your utilities at the same time, look at installing a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats will learn your preferences and schedule. That means they can heat and cool your space when you need it, and decrease the energy being used when you’re not there. You can even manage them using your smartphone, tablet or computer—making them more accessible and adaptable than traditional systems.

The Lennox iComfort® thermostats were created to improve energy efficiency and offer homeowners feedback on energy usage and alerts when the HVAC system needs attention. Some models can learn the patterns within your household and customize heating and cooling to keep things comfortable. All of the models can be set up remotely.

The greediest energy consumer in your home is most often your HVAC system. A programmable or smart thermostat can help you more effectively monitor your home’s energy usage. If you’re looking for a smart thermostat, here’s what you should watch for:
  • Compatibility—Your thermostat should be compatible with your HVAC system. When choosing a thermostat, consider the model and other factors such as how many zones you need to manage.
  • Style—You don’t need an eyesore in the middle of your home. iComfort series thermostats give you the choice to upload a personal photo to use as a screensaver. You can select a background that matches your decorating style or showcases your family.
  • Scheduling—Your thermostat should be able to control the temperature in your home based on whether you’re at home or out and about.
  • Reliability—Your thermostat should have the capacity to hold the temperature near your desired setting. The iComfort thermostat keeps the temperature within 0.5 degrees of the programmed setting.

Want to learn more about your options? Call the experts at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. at 503-374-1934 or schedule an appointment online. We’ll answer every question you have!