What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay cozy in your London home while saving money, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a variety of choices to meet your individual needs.

The most widespread types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety of options and features from Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats permit you to pre-set temperatures for a number of times of the day and week. You can setup the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, or at night when everyone is asleep. There’s no need to devote energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when it’s empty, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by adjusting 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 allows it to begin adjusting on its own. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats use 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 compile your energy usage numbers on a website.

Whether you choose 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 added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy costs while ensuring you are cozy in your London home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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