The Lyric Thermostat: Home Comfort and Energy Savings in a Smart Thermostat Published on February 18, 2016 Your smartphone is command central. It links to your fitness tracker and sends notifications to be more active or consume more agua. It took the place of baby monitors and shows you an image of your sleeping darling, as well as their heart rate and oxygen levels. It joins you to the outside world through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, as well as calling and texting. It’s where people get their news, where they check the status of their flights, and how they pay for their much needed Starbucks. And now it runs your home. The Honeywell Lyric Round Wi-Fi Thermostat adjusts to your life to control your heating and cooling system so that you don’t have to. But you can, if you want, using – you guessed it – your smartphone. Your smartphone can control your Lyric Thermostat no matter where you are, and the Lyric also integrates with SamSung SmartThings, Apple HomeKit, and Apple Watch. After a bit of time, the Lyric will learn your household’s behaviors – when you turn the air up, when you turn it down, when you are home, and when you leave. It has the capability to use geofencing so your Lyric can really see where you are and, once it calculates how long it takes your furnace to warm your home or your air conditioning system to cool it, it will determine when you are that length of time away from the house and automatically adjust your heating and cooling systems so that it is the perfect temperature when you arrive. It even warns 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 cash. Because the Lyric Thermostat learns all your HVAC system’s behaviors, it regulates your heating and cooling systems to save you money on your heating and cooling bills. When it knows that during the winter 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’re about an hour away from home, it starts pushing the temperature back up to prepare for your return home. Does it only take your heating system 35 minutes to get your home to a comfortable temperature? Fear not! The Lyric knows that, as well, and will stand by until 5:25 p.m. to start turning the heater back on but it provides the same result – home comfort with energy savings. Interested to learn how much savings? Try the energy calculator from Honeywell to find out! Want to easily control your thermostat from your smartphone AND save money on energy bills? Call Hammond Plumbing & Heating today and ask if your HVAC system is compatible with the Lyric Thermostat.