The Lyric Thermostat: Home Comfort and Energy Savings in a Smart Thermostat Published on February 18, 2016 Your smartphone is your lifeline. It links to your fitness tracker and sends notifications to get up and walk or drink more agua. It took the place of baby monitors and shows you a live feed of your sleeping dumpling, as well as their heart rate and oxygen measurements. It connects you to the rest of the world through SnapChat, Instagram, and Twitter, 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 morning Starbucks. And now it manages your home. The Honeywell Lyric Round Wi-Fi Thermostat optimizes to your life to control your home comfort system so that you don’t have to. But you can, if you choose, 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 Apple Watch, Apple HomeKit, and Samsung SmartThings. In time, the Lyric will learn your family’s behaviors – when you turn the temperature 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 calculates how long it takes your heater to heat the home or your A/C system to cool it, it will determine when you are that length of time away from the house and automatically adjust your heating and cooling systems so that it is the desired temperature when you arrive. It even warns 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 dollars. Since the Lyric Thermostat learns all your home comfort behaviors, it optimizes your heating and cooling systems to save on energy bills. When it understands that during the winter you’re going to be gone from 7 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 understands that, as well, and will wait until 5:25 p.m. to initiate turning the furnace back on but it gives you the same result – home comfort with energy savings. Interested to learn how much savings? Check out the energy calculator from Honeywell to find out! Excited to easily control your thermostat from your smartphone AND save money on energy costs? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and determine if your HVAC system is compatible with the Lyric Thermostat.