What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfortable in your Belleville home while saving on your bills, you might want to think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and D & K Heating Service Experts has a number of thermostats 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 D & K Heating Service Experts.

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 gives you different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, 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 setting the temperature automatically. You can head out 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 tap in to your home’s Wi-Fi network, permitting you to control your home’s temperature from all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be arranged to pull your energy usage numbers on a website.

Whether you go with a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent 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 great ways to save on your energy costs while ensuring you are comfortable in your Belleville home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or additional ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give D & K Heating Service Experts a call at 613-707-2421 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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