The Lyric Thermostat: Home Comfort and Energy Savings in a Smart Thermostat

February 18, 2016
Your smartphone is your lifeline. It links to your fitness tracker and sends prompts to get up and walk or consume more H20. It replaced baby monitors and shows you an image of your sleeping darling, as well as their heart rate and oxygen stats. It joins you to the outside world through social media, as well as calling and texting. It’s where everyone gets their news, where they check the status of their flights, and how they pay for their daily Starbucks.
 
And now it runs your home.
 
The Honeywell Lyric Round Wi-Fi Thermostat adapts to your life to control your home comfort system so that you don’t have to. But you can, if you want, using – that’s right – your smartphone.
 
Your smartphone can control your Lyric Thermostat no matter where you are, and the Lyric also integrates with Apple HomeKit, Apple Watch, and Samsung SmartThings.
 
In time, the Lyric will learn your household’s behaviors – when you turn the air 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 literally see where you are and, once it knows how long it takes your heating unit to heat the home or your air conditioner 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 ideal temperature when you arrive.
 
It also notifies you when the air filter needs to be swapped out!
 
All of these features don’t just save you peace of mind and time, they save you dollars. As the Lyric Thermostat learns all your home comfort behaviors, it regulates your heating and cooling systems to save you money on your heating and cooling bills. When it understands that during the cold months you’re going to be gone from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Lyric will automatically adjust your furnace temperature lower 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 furnace 35 minutes to get your home to a comfortable temperature? No worries! The Lyric understands that, as well, and will stand by until 5:25 p.m. to start turning the heater back on but it gives you the same result – home comfort with energy savings.
 
 
Interested to learn how much savings? Try 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 McKinley Heating Service Experts today and find out if your heating and cooling system is compatible with the Lyric Thermostat.
 
 
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