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Smart vs. Programmable Thermostats

What’s the difference?

thermostats marylandIf you think programmable thermostats and smart thermostats are the same things, you’re about to learn some great information!

Both programmable and smart thermostats can help you save money on your heating and cooling expenses, as well as make it easier to keep your house comfortable.

The distinctions between the two are primarily technological, functional, and financial. Whichever one you pick, if you program it correctly, you can save up to 10% on your heating and cooling expenditures every year!

Here’s what to do.

Heating season:

Cooling season:

Programmable thermostats: Control made easy

Until programmable thermostats were introduced in the 1980s, the only choice of thermostats available was manual. And the only method to control them was to get up and manually change the temperature.

Programmable thermostats made it simple to control your home’s heating and cooling. You could set it and forget about it, much like a slow cooker.

You can set your thermostat to a higher temperature in the summer and a lower temperature in the winter while you’re away during the day and have it back to your desired temperature when you get home.

Programmable thermostats are popular among people who dislike worrying about forgetting to turn the temperature up or down before leaving or waiting for their homes to get comfortable after returning.

You may create several programs with a programmable thermostat, so you can have one for when you’re on vacation.

Smart thermostats: Put technology to work for you

Smart thermostats do everything a programmable thermostat does, and so much more!

Because a smart thermostat is linked to your home’s WiFi, you can set it from any location where you have a wireless or cellular signal. Do you have plans to go on vacation? You can use the app for your smart thermostat while staying at the hotel and program the heating or air conditioning so that your house is comfy when you return.

Some smart thermostats keep track of your energy use. You may use this data to better adjust your thermostat to save even more money on energy bills.

Another function of these thermostats is that they can learn your family’s behaviors and heating and cooling demands, then alter the thermostat settings to fit them.

There are even smart thermostats that notify you when your HVAC equipment needs to be maintained or repaired.

There are smart thermostats available at your local hardware or home improvement shop, as well as online. They’re a bit more expensive than programmable thermostats, but you’ll get immediate return on your investment with your energy savings from the day you install it!

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Written By: on March 14, 2022