What is the difference between smart and programmable thermostats? Published on August 04, 2017 If you are looking for ways to stay cozy in your Kitchener home while saving money, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Hammond Plumbing has a host of options to meet your specific needs. The most common styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Hammond Plumbing. 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 program the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is around, or at night when everyone is snoozing. There’s no need to spend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when it’s empty, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to think about. Smart thermostats take it to the next step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which permits it to begin making adjustments on its own. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing you to control your home’s temperature from all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to pull your energy usage numbers on a website. Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent on your individual 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 bills while making sure you are comfortable in your Kitchener home. If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Hammond Plumbing a call at 519-894-3222 or request an appointment online and our experts will be happy to help you.