What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfortable in your Kitchener home while saving on your expenses, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts has a host of thermostats 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 Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats permit you to pre-set temperatures for various 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 asleep. 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 adjusting 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, allowing you to 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 figures 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 little more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy bills while ensuring you are comfortable 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 519-804-1617 or request an appointment online and our experts will be happy to help you.

Contact Us