What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay comfy in your Kitchener home while saving on your expenses, you might want to think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts has a host of thermostats to fit your individual needs.

The most common types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety of options and features from Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts.

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 set the thermostat so that it gives you different temperatures during the day when no one is around, or at night when everyone is sleeping. There’s no need to expend 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 worry about.
  • 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. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to compile your energy usage numbers on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent 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 bills while ensuring you are comfy in your Kitchener home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts a call at or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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