The Lyric Thermostat: Home Comfort and Energy Savings in a Smart Thermostat
February 18, 2016
Your smartphone is command central. It links to your fitness tracker and sends notifications to move around more or guzzle more H20. It replaced baby monitors and shows you a picture of your sleeping darling, as well as their heart rate and oxygen levels. It joins you to the outside world through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as calling and texting. It’s where everybody reads their news, where they check-in for their flights, and how they pay for their daily Starbucks.
And now it controls your home.
The Honeywell Lyric Round Wi-Fi Thermostat adjusts to your life to control your home comfort system so that you don’t have to. But you can, of course, using – you know it – your smartphone.
Whether you are at home or out for the day (or week!), your smartphone can adjust your Lyric Thermostat, and the Lyric also integrates with Apple HomeKit, Apple Watch, and Samsung SmartThings.
But over time, the Lyric will learn your household’s behaviors – when you turn the temperature up, when you turn it down, when you are there, and when you leave. It has the capability to activate geofencing so your Lyric can actually see where you are and, once it learns how long it takes your heater to warm the home or your air conditioner to cool it, it will determine when you are that length of time away from the house and automatically start adjusting your heating and cooling systems so that it is the ideal temperature when you get home.
It even alerts you when the air filter needs to be switched!
All of these features don’t just save precious time and peace of mind, they save you cash. Because the Lyric Thermostat learns all your heating and cooling behaviors, it adjusts your heating and cooling systems to save you money on your heating and cooling bills. When it realizes that during the heating season you’re going to be gone from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Lyric will automatically lower your home’s temperature and then, when it sees you’ll be home in an hour, it starts raising the temperature back up so you can walk into a warm home.
Does it only take your furnace 35 minutes to get your home to the perfect temperature? No worries! The Lyric understands that, as well, and will stand by until 5:25 p.m. to begin turning the furnace back on but it provides the same result – home comfort with energy savings.
Curious to discover how much savings? Check out the energy calculator from Honeywell to find out!
Want to easily control your heating and cooling from your smartphone AND save money on energy bills? Call Knochelmann Service Experts today and find out if your HVAC system is compatible with the Lyric Thermostat.