What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats? 

If you are searching for ways to stay cozy in your Philadelphia 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 Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning has a number of choices to meet your specific 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 mean you can 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 around, or at night when everyone is sleeping. There’s no need to spend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when it’s empty, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by making an adjustment to the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door with one less thing to be concerned with. 
  • Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature changes that you make and learn from your behavior which permits it to begin adjusting on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature from anywhere 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 unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a bit more because of the added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy costs while ensuring you are cozy 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 experts will be happy to help you.