What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats? 

If you are searching for ways to stay comfy in your Philadelphia home while saving on your expenses, 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 options to handle your individual needs. 

The most popular types 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 setup the thermostat so that it gives you different temperatures during the day when no one is around, 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 making an adjustment to 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 changes that you make and learn from your behavior which allows it to begin adjusting on its own. A lot 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 anywhere using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to pull your energy usage figures on a website. 

Whether you go with a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your individual needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a bit more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy expenses while making sure 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 specialists will be happy to help you.