Heat-Pump Thermostats: Choose icomfort Touch For Convenience+Savings
Heat pumps operate differently than forced-air systems do, and heat-pump thermostats also function based on foundational principles that are unique. The icomfort Touch Touchscreen Thermostat by Lennox is a device that provides optimal energy efficiency, comfort and performance when combined with a heat pump. You can trust Sobieski Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, a Wilmington, Delaware-area Lennox Premier Dealer, to provide the best Lennox products that suit your home needs. And we stand behind the icomfort Touch as the ideal programmable thermostat.
With a conventional forced-air system, experts recommend that you set the thermostat back in the winter to achieve savings. And that’s solid advice based on how the system works because it delivers a lower amount of hot air. A heat pump operates differently: It produces warm air and delivers large amounts of it into the home, so setbacks (or set forwards in the summer) run counter to the efficient delivery of conditioned air. Not only will this process consume a lot of energy, but it will take a long time for the heat pump to bring the temperature back up to normal. Scheduling setbacks can also cause the backup heat to come on, which will waste energy when it does so during milder temperatures.
The icomfort Touch is a high-tech device that responds to how a heat pump works. It allows you to schedule setbacks to save some energy because it will lock out the backup heat when the system brings the home temperature back up. Other benefits include:
- The ability to work with your other home systems, and automatically synchronize the operation of indoor air quality products, humidifier or dehumidifier.
- Automatic response to temperatures changes outside, alternatively calling on the heating, cooling, humidification and dehumidification systems to reach the desired indoor temperature setpoints.
- Reminders that tell you when it’s time to provide maintenance to your systems or just change your air filters.
For HVAC help in the Wilmington area, contact Sobieski Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. We can recommend heat-pump thermostats, and heating and cooling systems, or offer energy-saving tips unique to your home.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about heat pumps and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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