Home comfort systems have come a long way in recent years. Smart technology has been introduced by way of programmable and automated thermostats. Heating and cooling appliances are continually improved upon with saving energy as a top priority next to keeping your Beaumont, Texas, household comfortable throughout the year.
Turn Your Thermostat Into the Command Center
Growing up, would you have ever thought of thermostats evolving to becoming anything more than a dial on the wall grownups occasionally turned to change the house temperature? Today, a smart thermostat can be programmed to follow a schedule so the HVAC system decreases output when no one is home or when everyone is fast asleep. In the same vein, some models have a vacation mode to reduce heating and cooling while you’re away. On top of all that, the iComfort Wi-Fi Touchscreen Thermostat by Lennox is one model that will control other home comfort devices connected to your HVAC.
The iComfort thermostat connects to the Internet using Wi-Fi. It receives real-time weather data from which it will make adjustments to your home’s HVAC settings to compensate for a sudden cold or warm front or changes in humidity. The iComfort will even display a five-day weather forecast. Homeowners can control the thermostat remotely using an app on a smartphone or tablet, or a Web-based dashboard from a computer. This allows you to make changes to temperature and schedule settings or monitor energy usage data while away.
Considering that East Texas tends to be quite humid most of the time, you can add a whole-home dehumidifier to your HVAC system. High indoor humidity can be problematic on a number of levels. For one thing, it’s not comfortable, but that’s a small issue. When relative humidity climbs above 60 percent and stays there, it creates a desirable habitat for both mold and dust to flourish. Both are problematic for allergy sufferers and those with other respiratory conditions. Over time, mold will cause damage to sheetrock and wood if the surface is not properly cleaned and dried.
Purify Your Indoor Air
You may have come across the term indoor air quality (IAQ) when exploring on this topic. Indoor air quality is a crucial component to home comfort. As mentioned above, high humidity is not comfortable, which is one facet of poor IAQ. Other negating issues for IAQ include allergens like dust, mold, pollen, and pet dander, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from paints, cleaners and upholstery, and stale, un-vented air. You can have a professional install the Lennox PureAir purification system as an addition to your HVAC system to remove these undesirable microscopic particles from the air you breathe at home.
In addition to purifying your air, you can take it a step further using Lennox’s Healthy Climate UV Germicidal Lights. These ultraviolet lamps mount inside the HVAC duct system and kill off yeast, mold, bacteria, and viruses as air passes through, sterilizing the air your household breathes and cutting down on airborne illness.
Freshen Your Indoor Air
For added comfort in warmer climates, Lennox offers the Healthy Climate Energy Recovery Ventilator add-on for HVAC systems. This appliance transfers heat, moisture and pollutants to the outdoors, improving the overall indoor air quality and feelings of cleaner, fresher air. It removes stale, stagnant odors that collect in spaces with limited ventilation.
Focus on Comfort via Zoning
Setting up zones in your home allows you to control which areas are heated or cooled regularly while less energy is spent on seldom used rooms. Using iHarmony Zoning control panels placed in specific rooms, members of your household can adjust the temperature for that room via Wi-Fi without affecting the primary system. Plus, a smartphone iHarmony Zoning app is available for your convenience.
Take Comfort in Saving Money
Energy efficiency and the subsequent savings on your energy bills may not be on the same level as feeling cozy laying on your couch and watching a movie one evening. The fact that the iComfort thermostat is managing your heating and cooling system to reduce energy consumption and save you money, though, is a wonderful thing.
Thermacon Service Company, Inc. can upgrade your home with the Lennox Ultimate Comfort System. To schedule a consultation, call 866-797-1535 today.
Image provided by Shutterstock