Lennox recently announced the arrival of their icomfort Wi-Fi Thermostat, a remotely enabled thermostat that enables homeowners to control their home’s temperatures from anywhere at anytime.
Remote control of the home’s HVAC system is nothing new, but typical remote control systems see the HVAC (thermostat) tied into a bigger system that then connects to the internet and can be controlled remotely. The Lennox thermostat is stand-alone Wi-Fi capable, meaning the device itself connects to the internet. This eliminates the need for a whole-home control system or hub of any kind.
The unit can be controlled via web-enabled devices or smart phones, alerts the user when repair or maintenance needs arise, can easily integrate with a home’s air purifier system and dehumidifier and displays real-time weather. It will monitor outdoor conditions and make automatic adjustments to the inside environment for the best in comfort.
Seems like a cool device and one that most homeowners wouldn’t mind dishing out a little extra for. Would you buy one?