What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay cozy in your Toronto home while saving on your expenses, you might want to think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts Commercial HVAC has a host of options to handle your individual needs.

The most common types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from Service Experts Commercial HVAC.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats mean you can pre-set temperatures for various 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 in your house, 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 making an adjustment to the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door with one less thing to think about.
  • Smart thermostats take it another step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments that you make and learn from your behavior which permits it to begin making changes on its own. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to pull your energy usage numbers on a website.

Whether you go with 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 comfy in your Toronto home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Service Experts Commercial HVAC a call at 289-201-2346 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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