What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats? 

If you are searching for ways to stay comfy in your the U.S. home while saving on your bills, you might want to think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing has a number of options to fit your individual needs. 

The most widespread types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host 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 number of times of the day and week. You can setup the thermostat so that it provides different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, or at night when everyone is snoozing. There’s no need to spend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one is there, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by adjusting the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to worry about. 
  • Smart thermostats take it to the next step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments that you make and learn from your behavior which permits it to begin making adjustments on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to compile your energy usage statistics on a website. 

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent on your own needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a tad more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy costs while making 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 professionals will be happy to help you.