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 notifications to move around more or drink more water. It made baby monitors obsolete and shows you a live feed of your sleeping darling, as well as their heart rate and oxygen measurements. It joins you to the other people in the world through SnapChat, Instagram, and Twitter, 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 runs 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 – that’s right – 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.
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 ability to activate geofencing so your Lyric can really see where you are and, once it calculates how long it takes your heating unit to warm the 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 modify your heating and cooling systems so that it is the perfect temperature when you step inside.
It also notifies you when the air filter needs to be swapped out!
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 you money on energy costs. When it knows that during the winter you’re going to be gone from 7 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 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 ideal temperature? Fear not! The Lyric understands that, as well, and will hold off until 5:25 p.m. to initiate turning the heater back on but it delivers the same result – home comfort with energy savings.
Curious to discover 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 costs? Call Neal Harris Service Experts today and find out if your heating and air conditioning system is compatible with the Lyric Thermostat.