There are many different thermostats on the market today, and it can be confusing to know which is best for your particular heating and cooling system. This article explains the differences between smart and programmable thermostats and the primary benefits of installing either to operate the heating and cooling systems in your Omaha home.

What Is A Programmable Thermostat?

Programmable thermostats have been around for a while now, and while it is pretty smart to install one, they can’t do all that the newer “smart” thermostats can do. A programmable thermostat is designed to allow the user to set the thermostat to automatically adjust to the desired temperature at a particular time, in a specific day, or on a self-devised schedule.

The primary benefit of a programmable thermostat is being able to adjust the temperature to be optimally warm or cool during those times when someone is actually present in the home. For those times when you are at work, on vacation or otherwise gone, the thermostat can be programmed to adjust up or down to control your Omaha HVAC system use and ultimately utility costs.

What Is A Smart Thermostat?

Smart thermostats take your Omaha heating and cooling controls to the next level. Using the latest technology and even artificial intelligence algorithms attuned to heating and cooling systems’ actual use and user behavior, this thermostat can react to temperature alterations in the home and adjust settings that line up with user preferences and comfort levels. These smart thermostats typically connect wirelessly to home Wi-Fi networks which allow for remote operation and control from a phone app or computer.

These smart thermostat controllers also collect data which can be analyzed to help optimize energy use, diagnose system errors or failures and provide reminders to replace filters and schedule regular service appointments.

Which Thermostat Is Best For My Omaha Home And Family?

The decision to install a programmable or smart thermostat really depends on the needs of your Omaha family, your budget and ultimately your comfort level with technology. Programmable thermostats are available at a lower price-point than the newer, high-tech smart thermostats and if energy savings is the primary goal, either will meet that need.

Ask About Replacing Or Upgrading The Thermostat In Your Omaha Home

Accurate Heating & Cooling has experience with thermostats of every kind and when you are ready to upgrade or replace your Omaha HVAC system, call us at (402) 238-2425 to learn how we can help match you with the best option for your needs. You can trust your Omaha HVAC Trane Comfort Specialist to provide the information and recommendations you need to keep your heating and cooling systems in Omaha running smoothly and efficiently.

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