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 prompts to be more active or drink more agua. It took the place of baby monitors and shows you an image of your sleeping angel, as well as their heart rate and oxygen levels. It connects you to the rest of the world through social media, 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 much needed Starbucks.
And now it controls your home.
The Honeywell Lyric Round Wi-Fi Thermostat adapts to your life to control your furnace and air conditioning system so that you don’t have to. But you can, if you choose, using – you guessed it – your smartphone.
You can use your smartphone to adjust your Lyric Thermostat no matter where you are, and the Lyric also integrates with Apple HomeKit, Apple Watch, and Samsung SmartThings.
In time, the Lyric will learn your home’s behaviors – when you turn the thermostat up, when you turn it down, when you are home, and when you leave. It has the ability to enable geofencing so your Lyric can literally see where you are and, once it learns how long it takes your furnace 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 modify your heating and cooling systems so that it is the perfect temperature when you arrive.
It even warns you when the air filter needs to be switched!
All of these features don’t just save you peace of mind and time, they save you cash. Since the Lyric Thermostat learns all your HVAC system’s behaviors, it optimizes your heating and cooling systems to save you money on energy costs. When it realizes that during the cold months you’re going to be gone from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Lyric will automatically adjust your furnace temperature lower and then, when it sees you’re about an hour away from home, it starts raising the temperature back up so you can walk into a warm home.
Does it only take your heating system 35 minutes to get your home to a comfortable temperature? No worries! The Lyric learns that, as well, and will wait until 5:25 p.m. to start turning the furnace back on but it delivers the same result – home comfort with energy savings.
Want to learn how much savings? Try the energy calculator from Honeywell to find out!
Ready to easily control your heating and cooling from your smartphone AND save money on energy expenses? Call Strand Brothers Service Experts today and find out if your HVAC system is compatible with the Lyric Thermostat.