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 reminders to get up and walk or drink more H20. It replaced baby monitors and shows you a live feed of your sleeping darling, as well as their heart rate and oxygen measurements. It joins you to the rest of the world through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as calling and texting. It’s where everyone gets their news, where they check the status of their flights, and how they pay for their much needed Starbucks.
And now it controls your home.
The Honeywell Lyric Round Wi-Fi Thermostat optimizes to your life to control your furnace and air conditioning system so that you don’t have to. But you can, if you want, 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.
After a bit of time, the Lyric will learn your home’s behaviors – when you turn the thermostat 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 actually see where you are and, once it knows how long it takes your heating unit to heat 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 desired temperature when you get home.
It even warns you when the air filter needs to be changed!
All of these features don’t just save you time and stress, they save you dollars. Because the Lyric Thermostat learns all your home comfort behaviors, it optimizes your heating and cooling systems to save you money on energy costs. When it realizes that during the heating season you’re going to be gone from 6 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 pushing 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 the ideal temperature? Fear not! The Lyric understands that, as well, and will stand by until 5:25 p.m. to begin turning the heater back on but it delivers the same result – home comfort with energy savings.
Want to know how much savings? Use the energy calculator from Honeywell to find out!
Want to easily control your thermostat from your smartphone AND save money on energy costs? Call Norrell Service Experts today and ask if your HVAC system is compatible with the Lyric Thermostat.