What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay cozy in your Calgary home while saving on your bills, you might want to think about 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 program the thermostat so that it has 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 leave 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 utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing you to control your home’s temperature from anywhere using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to compile your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you pick 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 great ways to save on your energy costs while being 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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