Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home cozy and saving yourself some money, a smart thermostat is your best friend. Today’s smart thermostats take things a couple farther. They can pick up on your routine and your agenda to heat and cool your house when you want it, and save 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 provide many beneficial qualities that go well beyond the potential of the traditional thermostat, or even a more modern programmable thermostat. They’re built to increase energy efficiency and offer homeowners with suggestions on energy usage and signals when the HVAC system needs maintenance. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some models can even study your family’s patterns and tailor heating and cooling to keep things comfy. Your HVAC system is almost always the greatest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll receive the highest control of your HVAC system and effectively direct your home's energy usage. Here are some things to hunt for: It should be able to keep your home’s temperature very similar 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 manage your heating and cooling dependent on whether you’re at home or not. Your thermostat should be compatible with your HVAC system. You need to take into account its model and special things like how many zones you need to work with. It should look nice—not like a blemish in the middle of that living room mantel. iComfort gives you the option of uploading a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that supplements your ambiance, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the technicians at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning at 913-432-3342 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.