(HIT) - Lennox Industries has launched the icomfort Wi-Fi™ touchscreen thermostat, the newest comfort control product for the home. Simple to use, install and service, the icomfort Wi-Fi uses Cloud connectivity to offer homeowners temperature control from anywhere in the world—at any time—from a smartphone, tablet, laptop or web-enabled device.
"With as much as half the energy used in the home going to heating and cooling, it made sense to develop an innovative and easy-to-use thermostat that could keep up with consumers’ busy lifestyles, while helping them to save energy and money," said Bobby DiFulgentiz, Director of Product Management, Lennox Residential. "The new icomfort Wi-Fi helps homeowners take control of utility costs by putting comfort control at their fingertips—no matter the location or time of day."
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icomfort Wi-Fi touchscreen thermostat
The new icomfort Wi-Fi thermostat represents a new way of thinking about connectivity, convenience and control. In addition to being a truly advanced digital touchscreen thermostat, the icomfort Wi-Fi opens up a whole new set of features once it’s connected to a customers’ home wireless network. It’s brilliant, it’s convenient and it’s just what you expect from the innovation of Lennox.
Remote Access—Consumers can check and adjust temperature from anywhere (in the home, from the office, on the ski slopes, and even overseas) through Cloud connectivity from any smartphone, tablet, laptop or web-enabled device
One-Touch Away Mode—With a simple touch of a button, users can set the thermostat to an energy-saving mode when they’re away from home or on vacation, resulting in increased utility savings
Weather-on-Demand—Live weather alerts and an extended five-day forecast help users prepare for outdoor conditions days in advance
Service Alerts and Reminders—Email alerts and reminders let both users and dealers know when the system needs service or maintenance
Customizable Skins—Optional, customizable skins help homeowners match their thermostat to any type of color, pattern or home décor
Sophisticated Diagnostics—System status is continually updated through Cloud connectivity, ensuring the thermostat’s features and capabilities are always up to date
Bright, intuitive high definition 7” touchscreen interface—With easy-to-read, menu-driven icons and simple, touch-button operation, the icomfort Wi-Fi interface works like most popular consumer electronic products on the market today
Automatic updates—New features are updated automatically as they become available, ensuring the icomfort Wi-Fi’s features are always up to date
Increased Convenience and Reliability
With the icomfort Wi-Fi, consumers can control their home’s temperature via the product website at www.myicomfort.com, or with the icomfort app, available free of charge for iOS systems - iPhone, iPad via iTunes and Android OS via Google Play.
The icomfort Wi-Fi is compatible with any Lennox or third-party home comfort system using an optional 24-volt relay kit (launching in Q4 2012). It also offers enhanced performance when paired with premium icomfort-enabled Lennox equipment, exchanging information with system components to maximize energy efficiency.
Plus, like all Lennox equipment, the icomfort Wi-Fi is built to last, offering both dealers and consumers the peace of mind that the system will deliver reliable comfort, season after season.
A 5-year limited warranty offers consumers added peace of mind.
Simple installation and Serviceability
The icomfort Wi-Fi is easy to install, with 4-wire connectivity and intuitive, color-coded connectors, as well as automatic system setup* and automatic upgrades and improvements, available through the use of Cloud technology. This technology ensures the thermostat’s features and capabilities are always up to date, simplifying the installation and maintenance process and significantly reducing time spent on the job.
With consumer permission, Lennox HVAC dealers can access a portal that allows them to view the system status of every icomfort Wi-Fi installed, helping to further reduce time needed for any required service or maintenance. This feature also gives dealers the opportunity to provide proactive service and peace of mind to their customers, while helping to establish an ongoing dealer/customer relationship throughout the life of the comfort system.
*Automatic system setup is available only when paired with Lennox premium equipment.
About Lennox Industries
Lennox Industries is a leading provider of customized home heating, cooling and indoor air quality products that are designed to deliver customized comfort, efficiency and functionality, with the most innovative and reliable features available. Lennox is also the first heating and air conditioning manufacturer to harness solar energy for central heating and cooling – and beyond. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have selected Lennox as an ENERGY STAR Manufacturer of the Year four times in recent years for its outstanding contribution to developing and promoting energy-efficient products. For more information about Lennox home comfort products, visit Lennox.com or call 1-800-9-LENNOX.
Courtesy: Home Improvement News and Information Center
Posted On: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Source: Lennox Industries