If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfortable in your Elkhart home while saving on your expenses, you might want to think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and BW/Cook has a number of choices to fit your specific needs.
The most widespread types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety of options and features from BW/Cook . What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
- Programmable thermostats allow you to pre-set temperatures for various times of the day and week. You can set the thermostat so that it gives you different temperatures during the day when no one is home, or at night when everyone is snoozing. There’s no need to expend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one is there, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door with one less thing to worry about.
- Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature changes that you make and learn from your behavior which permits it to begin making changes on its own. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, permitting you to control your home’s temperature from all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be arranged to gather your energy usage numbers on a website.
Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your individual needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a bit more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy expenses while making sure you are comfortable in your Elkhart home.
If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give BW/Cook a call at 574-218-6404 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.