What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay comfortable in your Sharonville home while saving on your bills, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a variety of choices to meet your individual needs.

The most popular kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats permit you to pre-set temperatures for a number of times of the day and week. You can program the thermostat so that it gives you different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, 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 adjustments 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 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 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 bit more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy costs while making sure you are comfy in your Sharonville home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 859-905-0834 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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