The Lyric Thermostat: Home Comfort and Energy Savings in a Smart Thermostat Published on February 18, 2016 Your smartphone is your lifeline. It links to your fitness tracker and sends reminders to move around more or drink more agua. It made baby monitors obsolete and shows you a live feed of your sleeping dumpling, as well as their heart rate and oxygen stats. It unites you with the rest of the world through SnapChat, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as calling and texting. It’s where people get 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 – you guessed it – 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 thermostat up, when you turn it down, when you are there, and when you leave. It has the ability to use geofencing so your Lyric can actually see where you are and, once it calculates how long it takes your furnace to heat the 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 modify your heating and cooling systems so that it is the perfect temperature when you step inside. It also notifies you when the air filter needs to be switched! 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 home comfort behaviors, it optimizes your heating and cooling systems to save on energy bills. When it realizes that during the winter 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 pushing the temperature back up so you can walk into a warm 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 hold off until 5:25 p.m. to initiate turning the heating system back on but it delivers the same result – home comfort with energy savings. Interested to discover how much savings? Use the energy calculator from Honeywell to find out! Want to easily control your home comfort from your smartphone AND save money on energy bills? Call Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and determine if your heating and cooling system is compatible with the Lyric Thermostat.