What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay cozy in your Calgary home while saving money, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and A1 Chesney Service Experts has a number of choices to handle your specific needs.

The most common kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from A1 Chesney Service Experts.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats permit you to pre-set temperatures for various times of the day and week. You can set the thermostat so that it provides different temperatures during the day when no one is home, or at night when everyone is snoozing. There’s no need to devote 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 be concerned with.
  • Smart thermostats take it to the next step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature changes that you make and learn from your behavior which allows 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 from all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to gather your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your individual needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a tad more because of the added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy costs while making sure you are comfortable in your Calgary home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give A1 Chesney Service Experts a call at 587-315-5271 or request an appointment online and our experts will be happy to help you.

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