What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfy in your Windsor home while saving money, you might want to think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts has a host of options to handle your unique needs.

The most popular styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats mean you can pre-set temperatures for a number of times of the day and week. You can set the thermostat so that it gives you different temperatures during the day when no one is home, or at night when everyone is snoozing. There’s no need to devote energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when it’s empty, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by adjusting the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to be concerned with.
  • Smart thermostats take it another step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature changes that you make and learn from your behavior which allows it to begin making adjustments on its own. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing you to control your home’s temperature from anywhere using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to compile your energy usage statistics 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 decent ways to save on your energy bills while ensuring you are comfy in your Windsor home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or additional ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts a call at 226-773-3357 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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