The Lyric Thermostat: Home Comfort and Energy Savings in a Smart Thermostat
February 18, 2016
Your smartphone is your homebase. It links to your fitness tracker and sends prompts to be more active or guzzle more agua. It made baby monitors obsolete and shows you a picture of your sleeping darling, as well as their heart rate and oxygen status. It joins you to the outside world through social media, as well as calling and texting. It’s where everyone gets 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 adapts 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 know 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 household’s behaviors – when you turn the thermostat up, when you turn it down, when you are there, and when you leave. It has the potential to use geofencing so your Lyric can actually see where you are and, once it knows how long it takes your heating unit 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 ideal temperature when you step inside.
It also notifies you when the air filter needs to be changed!
All of these features don’t just save precious time and peace of mind, they save you cash. Since the Lyric Thermostat learns all your HVAC system’s behaviors, it adjusts 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 to prepare for your arrival.
Does it only take your heating system 35 minutes to get your home to the perfect temperature? No problem! The Lyric learns that, as well, and will hold off until 5:25 p.m. to initiate turning the heating system back on but it delivers 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 Wesley Wood Service Experts today and determine if your heating and cooling system is compatible with the Lyric Thermostat.