Bring Your Comfort Into The 21st Century
In the old days, if you were too hot or too cold, you had to get up and go turn the thermostat up or down yourself. With today’s technology, this is becoming more and more obsolete.
Using a programmable thermostat at home offers several advantages. It allows you to set different temperatures for various times of the day, optimizing energy use and reducing utility bills. Programmable thermostats provide automated temperature control, enhancing comfort and convenience. They can also contribute to the overall efficiency of your HVAC system. By adjusting settings based on your daily schedule, you can create a more energy-efficient and comfortable living environment, ultimately saving both energy and money.
Smart thermostats differ from traditional programmable thermostats in their advanced features and connectivity. Smart thermostats can be controlled remotely via smartphone apps, allowing users to adjust settings from anywhere. They often incorporate machine learning to adapt to users' preferences, providing more precise temperature control. Some models integrate with smart home systems, enabling automation and voice control. In contrast, traditional programmable thermostats typically offer pre-set schedules but lack the remote access and adaptive learning capabilities of their smart counterparts.
Both programmable and smart thermostats offer potential energy and cost savings by optimizing heating and cooling. Programmable thermostats enable users to set schedules, reducing energy consumption when heating or cooling is unnecessary. Smart thermostats, with added features like learning algorithms and remote control, provide more dynamic adjustments, potentially yielding higher savings. By adapting to users' preferences and optimizing energy use, both types of thermostats contribute to reduced utility bills and increased overall energy efficiency in a home.
Per current installation codes, you are now required to have a programmable thermostat installed when you have a new air conditioner or furnace put in. According to the Energy Star Program, you can actually save yourself about $180 a year if you properly set your thermostat and maintain those settings!
A programmable thermostat is essentially able to monitor the temperature in your house and adjust it accordingly so you are always comfortable no matter what the temperature is outside.
This is good news as approximately 65% of your home's energy use comes from your HVAC system. Also, with today’s technology, you are able to monitor and change your home temperature even when you are away via wi-fi-capable thermostats, such as the Bryant Evolution.