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 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 unites you with the outside world through SnapChat, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as calling and texting. It’s where everyone gets their news, where they check-in 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 furnace and air conditioning system so that you don’t have to. But you can, if you choose, 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 Apple HomeKit, Apple Watch, and Samsung SmartThings.
 
But over time, the Lyric will learn your family’s behaviors – when you turn the thermostat up, when you turn it down, when you are at the house, and when you leave. It has the potential to use geofencing so your Lyric can really see where you are and, once it learns how long it takes your heating unit to warm the 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 start adjusting your heating and cooling systems so that it is the perfect temperature when you arrive.
 
It also notifies you when the air filter needs to be changed!
 
All of these features don’t just save you peace of mind and time, they save you cash. Since the Lyric Thermostat learns all your HVAC system’s behaviors, it regulates your heating and cooling systems to save you money on energy costs. When it realizes that during the heating season 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 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 a comfortable temperature? No problem! The Lyric learns that, as well, and will wait until 5:25 p.m. to start turning the heating system back on but it provides the same result – home comfort with energy savings.
 
 
Interested to discover how much savings? Try the energy calculator from Honeywell to find out!
 
Excited to easily control your heating and cooling from your smartphone AND save money on energy bills? Call Becht/Givens Service Experts today and find out if your HVAC system is compatible with the Lyric Thermostat.
 
 
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