What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay cozy in your Albany home while saving on your expenses, you might want to think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a variety of choices to meet your unique needs.

The most common kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats mean you can pre-set temperatures for a variety of 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 home, or at night when everyone is asleep. There’s no need to expend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when it’s empty, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door with one less thing to worry 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 means it can 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 from all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to gather your energy usage statistics on a website.

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a tad more because of the extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy bills while ensuring you are cozy in your Albany home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 518-205-3324 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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