Programmable Vs. Smart Thermostats: Uncovering the Difference
Thursday, October 04, 2018 | Smoak's Comfort Control
What are the differences between programmable thermostats and smart thermostats? Discover what it takes to maximize your heating and air conditioning in your home or business.
Are you considering a new thermostat to get more from your heating and air conditioning equipment? Making the right choice is a simple upgrade that can save you up to 15 percent on energy costs—more than enough to pay for itself in a year or two. You’ll enjoy the convenience and long-term cost savings for a reasonable one-time expense. Plus, you’ll help Mother Earth by using less energy.
It’s clear a new thermostat will make a positive impact when it comes to HVAC convenience and energy use, but there’s one question that remains: is a programmable or smart thermostat best for your property? Let’s explore the differences:
What You Need to Know about Programmable Thermostats
Having the ability to program temperature changes into your home’s heating and cooling system can save big money over the course of a year. There’s no reason to keep your house warm when no one is home, but many people don’t remember to turn down the heat before they leave for work.
Other homeowners keep it on during the day so they don’t have to wait for their house to warm up once they return at night. Programmable features allow you to set the temps to change at different times throughout the day, so you aren’t heating an empty home, but you can ensure your house is warm again by the time you normally arrive.
Get the Details on Smart Thermostats
Like other advances in digital technology, one key feature to smart thermostats is their ease-of-use. Smart devices have user-intuitive interfaces. In addition, homeowners can set or adjust their home’s temperature from anywhere with WiFi access, including over a smartphone or tablet while relaxing in any room of the house.
Upgrade your basic heating and air conditioning equipment and get more from every dollar you spend on your utility bills. Get in touch with Smoak’s Comfort Control today to discuss your best thermostat options.