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You’ve set your home’s temperature to a perfect 72 degrees, but when the sun goes down, the house gets chilly. You turn the thermostat up to 74, but an hour later you’re roasting.

Sound familiar? The search for the home-comfort sweet spot is a constant battle for homeowners in the Haverhill area. For those who find themselves repeatedly adjusting their home comfort controls or, worse, getting into “thermostat wars” over personal comfort levels in different parts of the house, a new generation of smart controls available from Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone will provide relief.

Not only can they help automate your climate settings and target specific zones of your home, smart controls can also save a dramatic amount of energy and money.

Getting control over your home’s climate means reduced energy bills. Occupancy-based automation means the HVAC system runs the way you need it to when you’re home, but, more importantly, it conserves energy when you’re gone.


Traditional programmable thermostats allow homeowners to set temperatures based on a day and time schedule. But new smart controls go beyond that, adjusting temperatures based on your home’s indoor and outdoor environments, including humidity. This feature helps keep your home’s temperature where you want it without negatively affecting your energy efficiency.

Thermostats like the iComfort series, also include a smartphone app that works with the GPS in your phone to detect when you’re leaving or returning to your home to automatically increase system efficiency. If you leave at a time different than your control’s scheduled time, the system will automatically adjust. And if you return home early, the thermostat puts your system back to a normal schedule and comfortable temperature, thanks to the Schedule IQ technology in the iComfort series of thermostats, that automatically adapts to any changes in your routine.

Voice-driven technology also plays a role in some of the iComfort thermostat systems, giving you capabilities that make adjusting your room’s temperature as easy as talking to your Amazon Echo, Dot or Alexa app. You can give your thermostat commands like, “Set the temperature to 74 degrees,” “lower the temperature by five degrees,” “what is the room temperature?”—or you can just tell it to “make it warmer” or “make it cooler.” The iComfort will do the rest.

Smart controls like the iComfort series also feature WiFi capabilities that allow homeowners to adjust their climate settings even when not at home. Using a smartphone, tablet or computer web browser, you can make sure that your HVAC system is running at peak efficiency, even when you’re not there. You’ll never again have to worry about whether you turned off the heater when on vacation.


Getting the right temperature in the right part of your house at the right time can feel more like an art than a science. And making every member of your household happy with the temperature can sometimes feel impossible.

Zoning systems, such as the iHarmony® zoning system, makes it easy to control each zone of your house either through independent thermostats that maintain set temperatures, or through a master thermostat that can adjust all zones from one location.

Zoning systems provide comfort that isn’t just more customized, but also more energy efficient. Creating up to four zones in your home, zoning systems can redirect heating and cooling away from unused or little-used rooms, preventing you from wasting energy on comfort nobody will feel.

Wireless access in the iHarmony zoning system also means that zone control is as close as a smartphone, tablet or web browser.

Whether looking for a complex, automated climate-control system or simple remote monitoring, anyone can benefit from a little more control over their home comfort. The environment, not to mention your pocketbook, will thank you for it.

To learn more about how you can add smart comfort control systems to your home, contact Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone today.

Chances are you’re reading this post on your smart phone. If not, you’re online which is the same place you could be adjusting your home comfort system. There are a number of thermostat options for you to choose from too. You can choose from the regular model, which allows you to control your heating and cooling from a control panel in your home. There are programmable thermostats, which allow you to program your system to change temperatures at different times of the day. Then, there are smart thermostats, which connect with your home’s Wi-Fi and allow you to remotely control and monitor your heating and cooling system. Not only that, but a smart thermostat will alert you when your system needs any service or maintenance.

The “smart” part of a smart thermostat isn’t just that it allows you to control your home’s temperature from a mobile device, but it actually learns from your behaviors. You are able to see and adjust your energy consumption and can even make adjustments based on conditions such as humidity.

The technology behind both programmable and smart thermostats is continuing to evolve and with wireless technology you can install the latest upgrades to your smart thermostat just like you would on your phone, tablet or laptop.

Some of the additional benefits are:

  • Easy adjustments. Again, smart thermostats aren’t just a clever name. They actually learn and will make adjustments according to your lifestyle. They work to keep you comfortable and to save you money. And they are easy to adjust. If you’ve ever gotten into bed and realized you’re too hot, no need to get out of bed to adjust the thermostat, just grab your phone and let your smart thermostat take care of things.
  • Helpful reminders. As we are always reminding customers, it’s really important to change your filters. You won’t need our reminders after upgrading to a smart thermostat. Your thermostat will let you know when it’s time for a filter change or if another issue arises and you’re in need of service.
  • Save money. In addition to the energy savings, there are also rebates available in our area through Mass Save. They are offering rebates for both programmable and smart thermostats.

The professionals at Andrew DiPietro’s Climate Zone can talk you through all the latest technology and available options in programmable thermostats to find the one that works best for you and your home. Saving money and staying comfortable is easier than ever. Give us a call at (978) 872-1190 or set up an appointment with us online.