What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfortable in your Windsor home while saving on your bills, 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 common 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 allow you to 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 making an adjustment to the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door 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 means it can begin making adjustments on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats tap in to 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 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 additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy expenses while ensuring you are comfortable in your Windsor home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other 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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