Programmable Versus Smart Thermostats: Which Option Is Right for You

Temperatures are always fluctuating in North Texas. Especially as we dive into summer and the days heat up with cooler nights and mornings, it’s necessary to maintain a comfortable temperature within your home. The thermostat you have installed to control temperature is a critical choice when it comes to staying cool. Many people with older HVAC systems may still be using manual thermostats, costing themselves extra money when paying the monthly energy bill Even if you still have an older unit, it’s illuminating to learn about programmable versus smart thermostats so you can decide which component is ideal for your air conditioner preferences.

Programmable Thermostats Are a Solid Upgrade

If you are still wrestling with a manual on your outdated system, you might consider a programmable thermostat. Upgrading this component can go a long way towards higher energy efficiency.

Major benefits of a programmable thermostat are saving money through customization and accurate temperature control and the freedom to schedule temperature preferences for each day of the week. With a programmable thermostat, you don’t have to worry about adjusting to the closest degree possible as the daily temperatures spike and dip.

One thing to keep in mind if you don’t already have a programmable thermostat is that installing one may be a more expensive upfront cost. You also need to make sure that the thermostat is compatible with your system. Depending on how old your system is, you may need to completely upgrade your HVAC unit to have a programmable thermostat installed. Contacting your regular HVAC professional will provide you with answers to what is possible.

Smart Thermostats – The Future of Climate Control

Everything we operate in today’s age is ruled by smart phones; thermostats are no different. If you want the latest in highly accurate and convenient interior climate management, try a smart thermostat. Smart models are the current top choice for those who want to eliminate human error and are environmentally conscious.

Like a programmable thermostat, a smart thermostat allows you to schedule temperature settings down to the minute. Added bonuses are that you can operate the thermostat from your smartphone, draw up energy reports, and receive air filter replacement notifications.
Designed for the tech-forward homeowner or renter, smart thermostats are an exciting technological development. You’ll want to consider a smart thermostat if you are gone frequently and want to easily adjust your home’s temperature on-the-go.
If you already have a programmable thermostat, you may not see the need for a smart version. The most important thing is that you’re running your air conditioner as efficiently as possible during North Texas’s dynamic seasonal changes. However, if you crave the latest in technology and love new gadgets, a smart thermostat is the perfect upgrade.

Not sure of what to decide when it comes to programmable versus smart thermostats? We at Gorman Mechanical can help you. Visit our website today for more info or call us at 817-238-1616 to discuss options.

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