Both programmable thermostats and smart thermostats are valuable upgrades to add to your home’s heating and cooling systems. These thermostats are beneficial in enhancing your home’s energy efficiency, convenience, and comfort levels. Continue reading for the similarities and differences between programmable and smart thermostats, along with the benefits of installing both HVAC accessories in your home.
Programmable thermostats allow you to schedule and adjust the temperature and settings on your home’s heating and cooling systems. You can set a schedule for the week or customize it for specific times and days, increasing your HVAC’s efficiency by preventing it from running unnecessarily. For instance, you could have a designated schedule for your programmable thermostat that entails maintaining a temperature of 70 degrees in your home throughout the day while you’re away and schedule it to drop to 68 degrees at a later time in the evening when you’re home. With programmable thermostats, you rarely have to get up and adjust daily temperature physically. Like smart thermostats, programmable thermostats increase your home’s energy efficiency while lowering your monthly utility bills.
Although there are a few similarities between programmable thermostats and smart thermostats, smart thermostats far exceed the functions of programmable thermostats when it comes to heating and cooling your home, making them more costly. Just like the name suggests, smart thermostats can learn from your behavior, altering the temperature settings of your home’s heating and cooling systems without your input. Smart thermostats can change temperature settings based on outdoor temperatures your preferred temperature settings, or you can schedule and adjust the temperatures yourself both manually and remote. Smart thermostats can also accurately track and manage the data regarding your home’s energy usage, allowing you to monitor the efficiency of your home’s HVAC system. Like programmable thermostats, smart thermostats also significantly increase your home’s energy efficiency and decrease your monthly utility bills.
What are the Benefits of Both?
- Increased Energy-efficiency
- Regulates the temperature in your home
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