Reinforcing its commitment to developing products and technologies that offer better energy efficiencies, greater convenience and more comfort, Lennox Industries, a leading provider of innovative home comfort solutions, today announced that the Lennox iComfort® S30 and E30 thermostats are now compatible with the Apple® HomeKit™. The Lennox iComfort S30 ultra smart thermostat also is the first communicating thermostat – meaning it preserves comfort and peace of mind by actively monitoring operations and communicating issues to dealers and service providers – to be Apple HomeKit compatible.
Apple HomeKit technology allows homeowners to effortlessly and securely control their home comfort system from anywhere using the iOS 10 Home app or voice-controlled Siri on their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch.
Apple HomeKit provides advanced security with authentication between the heating and cooling system and the iOS device. With Apple HomeKit support, homeowners can quickly and easily set up and securely pair their Lennox iComfort S30 or iComfort E30 smart thermostats with their Apple devices to activate their heating or cooling systems based on certain conditions, such maintaining their ideal temperature, or automatically setting the system to a more energy efficient level of operation when the occupants leave.
“Schedules may change. The weather may change. Even the air quality in a neighborhood may change. Today’s families are busier than ever, so Lennox is continuing to design and add features to its products to help simplify their lives and ensure powerful control of a family’s home comfort from anywhere, at anytime,” said John Whinery, vice president, product management for Lennox. “Making our industry-leading iComfort thermostats compatible with Apple Homekit is the latest example of Lennox’s commitment to product innovation and its ability to deliver unparalleled efficiency and comfort to homeowners.”
The Lennox iComfort S30 and E30 are already compatible with Amazon Alexa-compliant smart home devices, allowing homeowners to use their voices to conveniently and easily control their heating and cooling system.