What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats? 

If you are searching for ways to stay comfortable in your Philadelphia 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 Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning has a variety of options 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 Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning. 

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats? 

  • Programmable thermostats mean you can pre-set temperatures for a number of times of the day and week. You can program the thermostat so that it provides different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, or at night when everyone is asleep. There’s no need to devote 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 head out with one less thing to be concerned with. 
  • 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 means it can begin making adjustments 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 throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be arranged to compile your energy usage statistics on a website. 

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a little more because of the added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy costs while ensuring you are comfortable in your Philadelphia home. 

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more 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 experts will be happy to help you.