Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home cozy and saving yourself some money, a smart thermostat is the one for you. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps more. They can study your preferences and your agenda to heat and cool your house when you want it, and reduce energy when you’re not home. They’re customizable and compliant and you can work with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats include many beneficial qualities that go further than the abilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more up-to-date programmable thermostat. They’re intended to improve energy efficiency and set up homeowners with feedback on energy usage and alerts when the HVAC system needs care. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some models can even learn your family’s behaviors and tailor heating and cooling to keep things cozy. Your HVAC system is almost always 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 hunt for: It should be able to keep your home’s temperature very similar to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will keep the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should be able to direct your heating and cooling dependent on whether you’re at home or away. Your thermostat should be compatible with your HVAC system. You need to think about its model and special things like how many zones you need to control. It should look nice—not like a blemish in the middle of that living room mantel. iComfort gives you the option of using a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that complements your décor, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the professionals at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. at 903-758-0701 and we’ll answer your questions and demonstrate the options we can install for you. You can even arrange an appointment with us online.