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 ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning has a number of thermostats to handle your unique needs. 

The most widespread kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning. 

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats? 

  • Programmable thermostats permit you to pre-set temperatures for a variety of times of the day and week. You can set the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is home, or at night when everyone is sleeping. 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 walk out the door with one less thing to think about. 
  • Smart thermostats take it another 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. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats tap in to your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature from all over 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 individual needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a little more because of the added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy bills 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 specialists will be happy to help you.