What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay comfy in your Livermore home while saving money, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts has a number of options to handle your unique needs.

The most common styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Service Experts.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats allow you to pre-set temperatures for a number of times of the day and week. You can setup the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is around, or at night when everyone is sleeping. 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 head out with one less thing to think about.
  • Smart thermostats take it another step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments that you make and learn from your behavior which means it can begin adjusting on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats tap in to your home’s Wi-Fi network, permitting you to control your home’s temperature throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to gather your energy usage numbers on a website.

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a little more because of the extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy bills while making sure you are cozy in your Livermore home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Service Experts a call at 925-364-5427 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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