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 replaced baby monitors and shows you an image of your sleeping angel, as well as their heart rate and oxygen measurements. It unites you with the outside world through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as calling and texting. It’s where people get their news, where they keep their boarding passes for their flights, and how they pay for their morning Starbucks.
And now it controls your home.
The Honeywell Lyric Round Wi-Fi Thermostat adapts to your life to control your home comfort system so that you don’t have to. But you can, if you want, 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 SamSung SmartThings, Apple HomeKit, and Apple Watch.
After a bit of time, the Lyric will learn your family’s behaviors – when you turn the air 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 really see where you are and, once it learns how long it takes your furnace to warm your 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 ideal temperature when you get home.
It even alerts you when the air filter needs to be changed!
All of these features don’t just save you peace of mind and time, they save you dollars. Since the Lyric Thermostat learns all your HVAC system’s behaviors, it optimizes your heating and cooling systems to save on energy bills. When it realizes that during the winter 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’ll be home in an hour, it starts pushing the temperature back up to prepare for your return 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 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 learn how much savings? Try the energy calculator from Honeywell to find out!
Ready to easily control your home comfort from your smartphone AND save money on energy expenses? Call Church Services today and find out if your HVAC system is compatible with the Lyric Thermostat.