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What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfy in your Oakville home while saving on your bills, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Abbey Air Service Experts has a host of thermostats to meet your individual needs.

The most common kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from Abbey Air Service Experts.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats mean you can 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 home, or at night when everyone is sleeping. There’s no need to spend 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 think about.
  • Smart thermostats take it another step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature changes that you make and learn from your behavior which permits it to begin making changes on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, permitting 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 pull your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you go with 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 extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy expenses while ensuring you are comfortable in your Oakville home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Abbey Air Service Experts a call at 289-813-5566 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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