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Smart Vs Programmable Thermostat

January 22, 2019

The thermostat of your HVAC system is a crucial component. It directly controls the temperature in your home. There are two main kinds of thermostats available today: a smart thermostat and a programmable thermostat.

 

Here’s what you need to know about both:

What is a programmable thermostat?

 

These thermostats can be customized to provide heating or cooling to suit your lifestyle. They’re especially helpful if your goal is to reduce energy costs.

 

You can schedule your required home temperature for every day of the week. You won’t have to manually adjust the temperature of your home when the days get warmer or colder. A programmable device knows your preferences and changes the temperature throughout the day to match them.

 

Programmable thermostats have a higher upfront cost compared to old-school manual ones, largely due to how technologically advanced they are. When opting for this system, it’s always best to speak with a professional. HVAC technicians will be better able to recommend a system for you that’s compatible with your HVAC.

Benefits of Programmable thermostats

  1. Programmable thermostats provide homeowners convenience. The fact that they can set the temperatures in advance makes them easier to use. Typically, if you’re working a 9–5, you can have the temperature adjusted. Likewise, the temperature can be cranked up before you get home.

  2. Programmable thermostats ensure you come home to a warm and toasty home. The preset temperatures ensure that you don’t come home to a cold house or that you have to change the temperatures every few hours.

  3. You can save up to 10% on your energy bills with a programmable thermostat.

What is a Smart thermostat?

 

Smart thermostats are the top choice for modern households and newer homes. The temperature can be scheduled for different times of the day. Smart thermostats can also be controlled from your smartphones. Such devices provide energy reports, run times, and filter health to your cell phone.

 

Smart thermostats were built keeping in mind the fast-paced lives we lead nowadays. They not only give you the best temperature control, but also run on Wi-Fi, meaning you can access your home’s thermostat even when you’re away.

Benefits of Smart thermostats

  1. Smart thermostats allow you to access your home’s HVAC when you’re away. Your phone can easily control the temperature in your home with the specialized app. This is particularly convenient if your schedule changed or you forgot to change the temperature before you left home.

  2. Sensors are a key component of smart thermostats. They ensure that a homeowner doesn’t need to change the temperature themselves. Sensors adjust the temperature around the home by taking in data of the surroundings.

 

Both types of thermostats are created to make life easier for homeowners. If you’re looking for regular heating and air conditioning maintenance, visit Florida Breeze, We also offer heating repairs in Palm Bay. Contact us at (321) 951-8767 for an appointment.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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