Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home cozy and saving yourself some cash, a smart thermostat is your best friend. Today’s smart thermostats take things one or two steps farther. They can study your routine and your schedule to heat and cool your house when you need it, and reduce 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 further than the potential of the traditional thermostat, or even a more modern programmable thermostat. They’re intended to increase energy efficiency and provide homeowners with pointers on energy usage and alerts when the HVAC system needs care. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some styles can even pick up on your family’s behaviors and tailor heating and cooling to keep things cozy. Your HVAC system is almost always the biggest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll receive the highest control of your HVAC system and successfully manage your home's energy usage. Here are some things to hunt for: It should be able to keep your home’s temperature very close to its setting—the iComfort series thermostats will set the temperature within 0.5 degree of its setting. The programmable thermostat should know how to operate your heating and cooling dependent on whether you’re at home or absent. Your thermostat should be well-suited with your HVAC system. You need to take into account its model and unique things like how many zones you need to work with. It should look pleasant—not like an eyesore in the middle of that living room mantel. iComfort gives you the choice of using a personal photo, like a family portrait or something that supplements your design style, to use as a screensaver. Are you ready to learn even more? Call the experts at Effective Service Group, LLC. at 973-884-0065 and we’ll answer your questions and educate you on the choices we can integrate for you. You can even set up an appointment with us online.