Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home comfortable and saving yourself some expenses, a smart thermostat is what you need. Today’s smart thermostats take things a few farther. They can learn your habits 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 contain many beneficial characteristics that go past the capabilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more contemporary programmable thermostat. They’re built to enhance energy efficiency and provide homeowners with pointers on energy usage and signals when the HVAC system needs attention. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some styles can even study your family’s patterns and tailor heating and cooling to keep things comfortable. Your HVAC system is most likely the biggest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll get the highest control of your HVAC system and efficiently direct your home's energy usage. Here are some things to look for: It should be able to set your home’s temperature very near to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will keep the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should be ready to direct your heating and cooling based 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 special things like how many zones you need to control. It should look nice—not like an eyesore in the middle of that kitchen wall. iComfort gives you the choice of uploading a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that adds to your design style, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the experts at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. at 815-459-4700 and we’ll answer your questions and educate you on the choices we can install for you. You can even set up an appointment with us online.