What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?
If you are looking for ways to stay comfortable in your Philadelphia home while saving money, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning has a variety of choices to handle your specific needs.
The most popular kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host 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 set the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is around, or at night when everyone is sleeping. There’s no need to spend 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 head out with one less thing to think about.
- Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments that you make and learn from your behavior which means it can begin making adjustments on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, permitting you to control your home’s temperature from all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to pull your energy usage statistics on a website.
Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a tad more because of the extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy bills while ensuring you are comfortable 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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