Programmable thermostats have long been touted as the gold standard for achieving energy savings while using your home’s heating and cooling systems. Over the past few years, though, a new type of thermostat has gained popularity in homes throughout the Wilmington and Ocean Isle Beach area and beyond: smart thermostats.
Which should you choose – a smart thermostat or a programmable model? A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical explains more about each choice and how they can help you meet your energy conservation goals as well as keep your home comfortable!
Programmable thermostats are a type of heating and cooling system control that allow a homeowner to program temperature changes for automated indoor climate control. Both programmable and smart thermostats or similar in this respect. There are several different models available with four basic programming options:
Installing a programmable thermostat can save a homeowner as much as 30 percent on heating and cooling costs. However, they must be installed and used correctly to achieve such energy savings.
Smart thermostats are a type of heating and cooling system control that also allow the user to program temperature adjustments throughout the day. What differentiates a smart thermostat and a programmable model is that smart thermostats offer additional features to help homeowners achieve energy savings with their HVAC systems.
Simply put, smart thermostats remove the element of user error that prevents many homeowners from achieving the desired energy savings when using programmable thermostats. Because of its ability to learn occupancy schedules and preferences as well as automatically adjust temperatures, you are more likely to save money on your heating and cooling bills using a smart thermostat over a programmable or manual thermostat.
If you’re ready to start using a smart thermostat, call A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical today and request an estimate for smart thermostat installation in your Wilmington or Ocean Isle Beach area home. Our skilled technicians will help you choose the best smart thermostat model for your needs and provide flawless installation so your new thermostat is able to generate the energy savings you expect.