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 expenses, you might want to think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning has a variety of choices to meet your unique needs. 

The most popular styles 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 a number of times of the day and week. You can program the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, or at night when everyone is sleeping. There’s no need to expend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one’s around, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by adjusting the temperature automatically. You can leave 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 changes on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing you to control your home’s temperature throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to compile your energy usage statistics on a website. 

Whether you go with a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a tad more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good 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 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 professionals will be happy to help you.