The Lyric Thermostat: Home Comfort and Energy Savings in a Smart Thermostat Published on February 18, 2016 Your smartphone is your homebase. It links to your fitness tracker and sends reminders to move around more or drink more H20. It replaced baby monitors and shows you an image of your sleeping angel, as well as their heart rate and oxygen stats. It connects you to the outside world through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, 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 much needed 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 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. But over 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 capability to use geofencing so your Lyric can really see where you are and, once it learns how long it takes your heating system 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 perfect temperature when you step inside. It even warns 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. Since the Lyric Thermostat learns all your heating and cooling behaviors, it regulates your heating and cooling systems to save you money on energy costs. When it knows that during the cold months 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 are 60 minutes from home, it starts turning the temperature back up so you can walk into a warm home. 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 wait until 5:25 p.m. to start turning the furnace back on but it provides the same result – home comfort with energy savings. Curious to learn how much savings? Try the energy calculator from Honeywell to find out! Ready to easily control your thermostat from your smartphone AND save money on energy bills? Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and determine if your heating and cooling system is compatible with the Lyric Thermostat.