What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay comfortable in your Winnipeg home while saving on your expenses, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Winnipeg Supply Service Experts has a number of options to meet your specific needs.

The most popular styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from Winnipeg Supply Service Experts.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats mean you can pre-set temperatures for a variety of times of the day and week. You can program the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is home, or at night when everyone is sleeping. There’s no need to devote energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one’s around, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door with one less thing to be concerned with.
  • Smart thermostats take it another step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature alterations 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, allowing you to control your home’s temperature from anywhere 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 pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a tad more because of the extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy costs while being sure you are comfy in your Winnipeg home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Winnipeg Supply Service Experts a call at or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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