What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking 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 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 variety of options and features from D.A. Bennett Service Experts.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats allow you to 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 sleeping. There’s no need to expend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one is there, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door with one less thing to think about.
  • Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments that you make and learn from your behavior which allows it to begin making changes on its own. Many 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 configured to gather your energy usage statistics on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your own 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 a call at 518-205-3324 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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