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 water. It made baby monitors obsolete and shows you a picture of your sleeping angel, as well as their heart rate and oxygen levels. It joins you to the rest of the world through SnapChat, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as calling and texting. It’s where people get their news, where they check-in for their flights, and how they pay for their morning Starbucks.
And now it controls your home.
The Honeywell Lyric Round Wi-Fi Thermostat adjusts to your life to control your heating and cooling system so that you don’t have to. But you can, if you want, using – that’s right – 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.
After awhile, the Lyric will learn your home’s behaviors – when you turn the temperature up, when you turn it down, when you are at the house, and when you leave. It has the potential to enable geofencing so your Lyric can literally see where you are and, once it calculates how long it takes your heating system to warm the home or your air conditioning system 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 desired 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 you time and stress, they save you money. Because the Lyric Thermostat learns all your heating and cooling behaviors, it optimizes your heating and cooling systems to save on energy bills. When it knows that during the cold months 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 are 60 minutes from home, it starts turning 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 knows that, as well, and will wait until 5:25 p.m. to start turning the heating system back on but it gives you the same result – home comfort with energy savings.
Interested to discover how much savings? Check out the energy calculator from Honeywell to find out!
Ready to easily control your heating and cooling from your smartphone AND save money on energy costs? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and find out if your heating and air conditioning system is compatible with the Lyric Thermostat.