From weather-stripping and insulation to cleaning your vents, ducts and entire HVAC system, there is a magnitude of advice on the web explaining different ways to cut energy costs in your home. At HVACPartsShop.com, we whole-heartedly agree with these tips, but we also know that one sure-fire way to save on heating costs is by choosing the right thermostat.
There is a plethora of thermostats to choose from these days and they all fit into three categories – non-programmable thermostats, programmable thermostats, and smart thermostats. Each have their own perks and drawbacks, but when it comes to energy savings, we recommend a smart thermostat, specifically the iComfort S30.
The iComfort S30 is the newest smart thermostat from Lennox. This thermostat is the most advanced to date, yet simple to use. It learns a family’s lifestyle and adapts accordingly.
Just like all smart thermostats it has smartphone connectivity. Using a web-enabled device and the iComfort app, you can control your desired temperature and schedules from anywhere. However, the most impressive feature of the iComfort S30 is the Smart Away Mode.
The Smart Away Mode uses the GPS on your phone to detect your location and your proximity to home and determines the appropriate temperature and workload for you HVAC system. Overtime the Smart Away Mode will determine your schedule – when you go to work, when your family sleeps, when the house is empty, – and will adapt accordingly.
Another highlight of the S30 is the “Feels Like” feature. The “Feels Like” feature is similar to when the local meteorologist explains the difference between the actual temperature and what it really feels like. The S30 will create the temperature you want to feel by taking into consideration the outdoor temperature, the indoor temperature and the indoor humidity. When you set your temperature at 72 degrees, it will actually feel like 72 degrees and you won’t have to adjust it from season to season.
This Lennox smart thermostat also has an allergen defender which monitors the air quality and pollen levels in your area based on your zip code and automatically turns the fans on to clean your home’s air when the pollen levels are high.
Another great feature is that the iComfort S30 actively monitors your entire system and will notify you and your dealer if any problems arise.