Smart Thermostats vs Programmable Thermostats 

Thinking about maintaining the temperature of an enclosed area? Maybe you want to detect temperature changes in your enclosed area be it a room, house, office, gym or class. A thermostat does these functions using a system that involves valves, switches, relays, etc. Electrical signals are generated by the thermostat when the temperature falls below or goes above the desired threshold depending on the prevailing conditions like summer or winter. The signals are generated to control the flow of electric current to a heating or cooling unit or the flow of a cooled or heated liquid or gas into the area it serves. Generally, thermostats can be classified on a technical basis or based on features and functions. This article focuses on the latter classification. Here we zero in on which type of thermostat is the most suitable for you; a smart thermostat or a programmable thermostat. 

Smart Thermostat

These thermostats basically learn. That is, they learn your living and working habits and their corresponding temperatures. Their features include:

  • User Interface: usually comes with intuitive screens making for a really good user interface. They are also easy to schedule and program.
  • Voice Control: recently, most of the newer models of smart thermostats have come equipped with voice command functions. They are even compatible with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to ease the hassles associated with getting to the thermostat especially if it’s far away.
  • Learning Ability: to save the most amount of energy, they are able to record and analyze your schedules and program themselves to be in sync with your schedule like when you are away at work or when it is baby’s nap time.
  • Control from Anywhere Using Mobile Apps: When the thermostat is connected to your home’s WiFi network, it can be controlled from anywhere using apps that come with the thermostat models. This gives flexibility to any home or thermostat owner.

Programmable Thermostat

This device adjusts the temperature in your house automatically according to the present times. This conserves energy while minimizing the temperature when you are not at home and maximize the temperature when you are home. Some enable you to program different temperature settings while other models enable you to program them to adjust temperature for different days and times of the week.

Programmable thermostats help reduce the energy losses arising from temperature variations. This is applicable throughout the year. 

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Make sure you make the correct decision when you choose your thermostat because in the end you are choosing your comfort and energy savings. If you are in Gilbert, Mesa, or Chandler or the Phoenix metro area, contact Collins Comfort Masters! We offer the best plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services.