Smart Thermostats03/28/2017When it comes to keeping your home warm and saving yourself some cash, a smart thermostat is what you need. Today’s smart thermostats take things a few farther. They can learn your habits and your schedule to heat and cool your house when you need it, and reduce energy when you’re not home. They’re tailored and compliant and you can work with them using your smartphone, tablet or computer. The Lennox iComfort® thermostats include many beneficial features that go well beyond the capabilities of the traditional thermostat, or even a more contemporary programmable thermostat. They’re built to increase energy efficiency and set up homeowners with pointers on energy usage and alerts when the HVAC system needs care. Users can remotely program these thermostats and some models can even study your family’s habits and customize heating and cooling to keep things cozy. Your HVAC system is almost always the greatest energy consumer in your home. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you’ll gain superior control of your HVAC system and successfully oversee 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 ready to direct 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 special things like how many zones you need to manage. It should look good—not like a blemish in the middle of that kitchen wall. iComfort gives you the choice of adding 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 WM J Kraus & Son at 319-524-3714 and we’ll answer your questions and educate you on the choices we can set up for you. You can even arrange an appointment with us online.