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 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 darling, as well as their heart rate and oxygen status. It connects you to the rest of the world through social media, 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 runs your home. The Honeywell Lyric Round Wi-Fi Thermostat optimizes to your life to control your heating and cooling system so that you don’t have to. But you can, of course, using – you guessed it – your smartphone. You can use your smartphone to adjust your Lyric Thermostat no matter where you are, and the Lyric also integrates with Apple HomeKit, Apple Watch, and Samsung SmartThings. After a bit of time, the Lyric will learn your family’s behaviors – when you turn the thermostat up, when you turn it down, when you are there, and when you leave. It has the ability to use geofencing so your Lyric can literally see where you are and, once it calculates how long it takes your furnace to warm your 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 modify your heating and cooling systems so that it is the desired temperature when you get home. It even warns you when the air filter needs to be switched! 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 adjusts 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 8 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 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 heating system back on but it gives you the same result – home comfort with energy savings. Want to learn how much savings? Use 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 Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and find out if your heating and cooling system is compatible with the Lyric Thermostat.