What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?
If you are looking for ways to stay comfy in your West Chester home while saving on your bills, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Wesley Wood has a host of options to fit your unique needs.
The most popular kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety of options and features from Wesley Wood .What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
- Programmable thermostats allow you to pre-set temperatures for a variety 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 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 it’s empty, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by making an adjustment to the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door with one less thing to be concerned with.
- Smart thermostats take it to the next step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments that you make and learn from your behavior which allows it to begin making changes on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, permitting you to control your home’s temperature from anywhere using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be arranged to gather your energy usage figures 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 tad more because of the extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy costs while ensuring you are comfy in your West Chester home.
If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Wesley Wood a call at 484-401-7577 or request an appointment online and our experts will be happy to help you.