What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats? 

If you are searching for ways to stay cozy in your the U.S. home while saving money, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing has a variety of options to meet your unique needs. 

The most widespread types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety of options and features from Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. 

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats? 

  • Programmable thermostats allow you to pre-set temperatures for a variety of times of the day and week. You can program the thermostat so that it provides different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, or at night when everyone is asleep. There’s no need to devote energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one is there, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by making an adjustment to the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door 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 permits it to begin adjusting on its own. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature from anywhere using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to gather your energy usage figures 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 little more because of the extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy expenses while being sure you are cozy in your the U.S. home. 

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at 866-397-3787 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.