What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats? 

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfortable in your Philadelphia home while saving on your bills, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning has a host of thermostats to handle your individual needs. 

The most common types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning. 

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats? 

  • Programmable thermostats allow you to pre-set temperatures for various times of the day and week. You can setup the thermostat so that it provides different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, or at night when everyone is snoozing. There’s no need to spend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one is there, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by adjusting the temperature automatically. You can head out with one less thing to think about. 
  • Smart thermostats take it to the next step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which permits it to begin making adjustments on its own. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats use 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 arranged to compile your energy usage numbers on a website. 

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a bit more because of the extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy costs while being sure you are comfortable in your Philadelphia home. 

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or additional ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 215-259-5850 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.