What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay cozy in your Edmonton home while saving on your expenses, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Rob's Albertan Service Experts has a number of thermostats to meet your specific needs.

The most common types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from Rob's Albertan Service Experts.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats allow you to pre-set temperatures for various times of the day and week. You can program the thermostat so that it provides different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, or at night when everyone is snoozing. 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 setting the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door with one less thing to think about.
  • Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature changes that you make and learn from your behavior which means it can begin making changes on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature from anywhere using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to gather your energy usage statistics on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent on your own 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 comfortable in your Edmonton home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or additional ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Rob's Albertan Service Experts a call at 780-800-9047 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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