Programmable vs. Smart Thermostats

Both programmable and smart thermostats allow you to save money on your energy bills while also controlling the temperature of your home. Unlike manual thermostats, which hold the temperature you set until you manually adjust it throughout the day, programmable and smart thermostats can be set to increase and decrease the temperature automatically, without ever needing to touch the device after it's been set. 

So, what exactly is the distinction between a standard programmable thermostat and a newer smart thermostat? We've answered this question and more below!

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Should I get a programmable or a smart thermostat?

If you still have a manual thermostat in your home and are thinking about upgrading, you should be aware of all your options. Let's look at some of the key differences between programmable thermostats and smart thermostats, as well as the benefits of each, so you can make the best decision for your needs – and start saving money on your monthly energy bills.

Programmable Thermostats

Using a programmable thermostat allows you to set the temperature of your home for specific days and times during the week. This means it can be just as effective as a smart thermostat in increasing the energy efficiency of your home. There are a variety of programmable thermostat options available, ranging from those that allow you to programme the temperature for all seven days of the week to those that allow you to customise the temperature for weekdays and weekends. In other words, if you and your family are away at work or school Monday through Friday, a programmable thermostat can be set to adjust the temperature so your heating and cooling system isn't running unnecessarily.

When used correctly, programmable thermostats can save you up to 20% on your home's energy bills. 

Smart Thermostats 

A smart thermostat is more intuitive than a programmable thermostat when it comes to heating and cooling your home. They actually learn from your actions, following the temperature changes you make and starting to make those changes on their own. These Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats can also be adjusted and programmed using an app and an internet connection, allowing you to control them from your phone, tablet, or computer. 

Another significant advantage of smart thermostats is that they accurately track and manage data on your home's energy consumption, allowing you to monitor the efficiency of your heating system.

Smart thermostats, like programmable thermostats, can save up to 20% on your home's energy bills when used correctly.

Which is the best option for you? 

Clearly, both programmable thermostats and smart thermostats save money. Which one you choose is entirely up to you, but keep in mind that the innovative features of a smart thermostat will cost you a little more. This type, on the other hand, maybe a better fit for your lifestyle if you like the idea of being able to remotely control the temperature of your home or if you have an irregular schedule. If you're simply prone to forgetting to adjust the temperature of your home before leaving for work, a programmable thermostat will come in handy.

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