iComfort Wi-Fi Flex Thermostat

IMG_1872Remote-control of any home system with the iComfort Wi-Fi Flex Thermostat.  The iComfort Wi-Fi Flex thermostat extends smart remote control capabilities to non-communicating equipment from virtually any manufacturer.  “Because it’s Wi-Fi enabled, the user can manage the temperature inside the home from anywhere using their smartphone,” says Anubhav Ranjan, product management director.  Homeowners can use the iComfort app to:

  • Activate energy-saving Away Mode if they’re gone for an extended period.
  • Adjust the temperature when they’re on their way home.
  • Make real-time temperature adjustments from inside the home.
  • Set up a seven-day schedule for automatic energy savings and comfort.

The iComfort Wi-Fi Flex also provides peace of mind through the system diagnostics.  It sends alerts to the homeowner – and the dealer, if the homeowner chooses – when an issue needs attention.  “The dealer can monitor the system remotely and catch issues before they become problems.  That can help the homeowner avoid being stuck without cooling in the summer.”

The iComfort Wi-Fi Flex introduces homeowners to the benefits of Lennox’ smart equipment and saves them money by extending the life and increasing the efficiency of their current equipment.  “It’s a good choice if their old system still has some life in it, and they can upgrade the other equipment later on.”

Article from “The Lennox News: The Official Newsletter from Lennox Residential” (Volume 72 Number 02 Summer 2016)

Is there any Advantage to Setting the Thermostat to On Instead of Auto?

Is there any advantage to letting the air conditioner of heat pump fan run all the time (the “on” setting on the thermostat” instead of periodically (the “auto” or “automatic” setting on the thermostat)?

 

If you live in a very humid climate you may not want to run the fan continuously because this reduces dehumidification, otherwise, there are some potential advantages.

Continuously circulating the air keeps the temperature more even throughout the house be alleviating temperature stratification.  It keeps air circulating through the comfort system’s air filter, which–depending on filter type and efficiency–can keep the home cleaner and the air fresher to breathe.  When the fan is operating continuously, the compressor continues to periodically cycle on and off automatically to cool and dehumidify your home just as it does on the “auto” setting.