What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking 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 come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts Commercial HVAC has a variety of choices to handle your individual needs.

The most popular 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 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 leave with one less thing to worry 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 permits it to begin adjusting on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats tap in to your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing you to control your home’s temperature throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to pull your energy usage figures 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 additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy expenses while making sure you are comfortable 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 905-453-6700 or request an appointment online and our experts will be happy to help you.

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