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While the type of heating and cooling system you have is important, the thermostat serves as the brain of it all. It used to be that thermostats were quite simple. You would adjust the temperature up and down as needed. Today, thermostat technology has become key to energy efficiency and making sure our home is exactly the temperature we want it to be.

These days, if you want to be able to optimally control the temperature in your home, you have two choices – the programmable thermostat and the smart thermostat. Often these two terms are used interchangeably, and it is true that these two types of thermostats are very similar, but they aren’t the same. We at JR Perkins Heating & Cooling feel it is important that you know the difference so that you can get exactly what you were looking for.

The programmable thermostat allows for you to program certain temperatures in your home at certain times. You can save energy by setting the house to be a less optimal temperature while you are at work while it will then start your HVAC systems when it is time for the family to come home to be at your desired comfortable temperature.

Smart thermostats are a little bit of a step up. It will examine your heating and cooling behavior, and then start to adjust on its own. Essentially, it learns your schedule. However, this can be an issue if your do maintain a more chaotic lifestyle or have multiple different schedules in the home.

Both types of thermostat are great for keeping energy costs down, but ask one of our experienced technicians at JR Perkins Heating & Cooling for their opinion on what is best for your home. Gone are the days of having to turn it down before leaving the house. Now you don’t need to remember to do so because it does so automatically. Furthermore, many newer thermostats allow you to change the temperature via an app on your phone for ultimate control.

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