Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home warm and saving yourself some cash, a smart thermostat is the one for you. Today’s smart thermostats take things a few farther. They can study your habits and your schedule to heat and cool your house when you need it, and cut back on energy when you’re not home. They’re customizable and flexible and you can collaborate with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats include many beneficial features that go past the potential of the traditional thermostat, or even a more contemporary programmable thermostat. They’re intended to enhance energy efficiency and offer homeowners with pointers on energy usage and signals when the HVAC system needs care. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some models can even study your family’s behaviors and tailor heating and cooling to keep things cozy. Your HVAC system is most likely the largest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll get top 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 hold your home’s temperature very close 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 operate your heating and cooling based on whether you’re at home or absent. Your thermostat should be fitting 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 good—not like an eyesore in the middle of that kitchen wall. iComfort gives you the selection of uploading 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 Freed Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-762-3641 and we’ll answer your questions and show you the possibilities we can install for you. You can even set up an appointment with us online.