The Lennox iComfort is a touchscreen thermostat that offers many of the same great features as its competitors, despite being a little lacking in the looks department. It comes with wi-fi capability so that you can adjust your home's temperature from anywhere with a smartphone, tablet or laptop. iComfort's Wi-Fi maintains the temperature to within 0.5 degrees of its setting, though this feature works in conjunction with Lennox equipment. Away Mode is a one-touch energy savings feature with 2 settings -- Leaving Home reduces the system's output and energy while Return Home restores the heating and cooling schedules. There are 5-day weather forecasts and live weather alerts. There is also an option for uploading a photo for use as a screensaver. This ability to customize the face of the thermostat is similar to that of the Honeywell TH9320WF5003, for which screen color and language can be selected. Given that Honeywell is another of the three industry leaders, it's no wonder that Lennox ups the aesthetic ante.
In North America and Europe, smart thermostats have replaced traditional thermostats in millions of homes as they continue to attract consumers looking for energy savings and increased convenience. Energy companies also like smart thermostats because they allow them to save money during peak times by reducing the need to spend on reserve power generation as well as outside energy purchases. It is predicted by Berg Insight that the number of homes with smart thermostats in Europe and North America will reach 38.2 million in 2019. The number of companies that offer these thermostats is a reflection of this trend.
SALUS is a European company whose Salus IT500 is a very basic example of a smart thermostat that is controlled via PC or smartphone. The Ecobee Ecobee3 2nd Generation is from a company that should know something about smart thermostats as they're the ones who created the world's first wi-fi thermostat back in 2009. They've since become one of three companies that currently lead the market. A company that is a major contender in the game is Lennox, whose name should sound familiar because they've been around since 1895. That's when they introduced the world's first riveted-steel furnace.
Great product, easy to install, very user friendly interface. I had no wifi issues.
I like the outdoor temp sensor, multi-stage Filter reminders and the ability to display humidity level. Highly recommended if you own one of the higher end lennox ac units.
After having used the lennox icomfort thermostat for about 45 days, I will never go back to a programmable or conventional thermostat. Not only does my wife love it, I do too.