What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?
If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfy in your Philadelphia home while saving money, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning has a host of choices to handle your specific needs.
The most common styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety of options and features from Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning.
What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
- Programmable thermostats permit you to pre-set temperatures for a variety of times of the day and week. You can program the thermostat so that it gives you different temperatures during the day when no one is around, or at night when everyone is sleeping. There’s no need to expend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one is there, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by making an adjustment to the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to be concerned with.
- Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature changes that you make and learn from your behavior which means it can begin adjusting on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature from anywhere using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to compile your energy usage numbers on a website.
Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a little more because of the extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy bills while being sure you are cozy in your Philadelphia home.
If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 215-259-5850 or request an appointment online and our experts will be happy to help you.
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