What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?
If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfortable in your Winnipeg home while saving money, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Winnipeg Supply Service Experts has a host of options to fit your individual needs.
The most common styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Winnipeg Supply Service Experts.
What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
- Programmable thermostats mean you can 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 asleep. There’s no need to expend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one is there, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by adjusting the temperature automatically. You can head out with one less thing to worry about.
- Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments that you make and learn from your behavior which means it can 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 all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to compile your energy usage statistics on a website.
Whether you go with a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your own needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a tad more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy expenses while making sure you are cozy in your Winnipeg home.
If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Winnipeg Supply Service Experts a call at 204-800-0613 or request an appointment online and our experts will be happy to help you.