What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?
If you are searching for ways to stay comfortable in your Philadelphia home while saving money, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning has a host of choices to meet your unique needs.
The most common types 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 number of times of the day and week. You can setup the thermostat so that it gives you different temperatures during the day when no one is home, or at night when everyone is asleep. There’s no need to expend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one’s around, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by adjusting the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to think about.
- 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 making changes on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature from all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be arranged to gather your energy usage figures on a website.
Whether you go with a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your own needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a bit more because of the extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy costs while ensuring you are comfy in your Philadelphia home.
If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other 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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