What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay comfy in your Wheeling home while saving on your expenses, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Comfort Masters has a number of options to fit your specific needs.

The most popular kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Comfort Masters .

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats permit you to pre-set temperatures for various times of the day and week. You can program the thermostat so that it gives you different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, 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’s around, 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 worry about.
  • Smart thermostats take it to the next step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which allows it to begin making adjustments on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats tap in to 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 arranged to gather your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent 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 great ways to save on your energy expenses while ensuring you are comfortable in your Wheeling home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Comfort Masters a call at 847-250-6729 or request an appointment online and our experts will be happy to help you.

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