Thermostats are usually boring little devices that are typically plain rectangles or circles with a manual slider that you use to choose the temperature you want your house to be. The problem for many people when it comes to saving electricity is that if you want to make the home warmer while you’re gone to cut down your air conditioning bill, you come home to a hot house. And while there are plenty of basic programmable thermostats out there, what you really want is one of these high-tech ones hanging on your wall.
Lennox has a new thermostat that’s Wi-Fi enabled and allows you to have a lot more control over your heating and cooling system. The new thermostat is called the icomfort Wi-Fi and it has a nice large LCD touchscreen. That screen shows you weather forecast information for your area and allows you to set your thermostat temperature using the touchscreen. You can even set it to display artwork or a photo of your choice when you’re not programming it.
It also has a one touch Away mode to reduce your energy use while you’re gone. Users can also connect to the thermostat to change the temperature in the home via the Internet or a smartphone. The thermostat can even communicate with a heating and cooling service provider to tell the provider if it needs maintenance. For more info on the icomfort thermostat, head on over to the Lennox website.