The Lyric Thermostat: Home Comfort and Energy Savings in a Smart Thermostat Published on February 18, 2016 Your smartphone is command central. It links to your fitness tracker and sends notifications to get up and walk or guzzle more water. It took the place of baby monitors and shows you an image of your sleeping angel, as well as their heart rate and oxygen status. It connects you to the rest of the world through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as calling and texting. It’s where everybody reads 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 adjusts to your life to control your heating and cooling system so that you don’t have to. But you can, if you choose, using – you guessed 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 household’s behaviors – when you turn the temperature up, when you turn it down, when you are there, and when you leave. It has the capability to activate geofencing so your Lyric can literally see where you are and, once it knows how long it takes your heating system 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 desired temperature when you arrive. It even alerts you when the air filter needs to be swapped out! All of these features don’t just save you time and stress, they save you cash. As the Lyric Thermostat learns all your HVAC system’s behaviors, it regulates your heating and cooling systems to save you money on your heating and cooling bills. When it realizes that during the cold months you’re going to be gone from 8 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 arrival. Does it only take your HVAC unit 35 minutes to get your home to the perfect temperature? No problem! The Lyric understands that, as well, and will hold off until 5:25 p.m. to begin turning the heating system back on but it delivers the same result – home comfort with energy savings. Curious to learn how much savings? Check out the energy calculator from Honeywell to find out! Excited to easily control your heating and cooling from your smartphone AND save money on energy expenses? Call Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and ask if your HVAC system is compatible with the Lyric Thermostat.