What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats? 

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay cozy in your the U.S. home while saving money, you might want to ponder 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 thermostats to fit your individual needs. 

The most widespread kinds 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 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 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 setting the temperature automatically. You can head out with one less thing to think about. 
  • Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature changes that you make and learn from your behavior which means it can begin making adjustments on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing you to 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 statistics on a website. 

Whether you go with a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a bit more because of the added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy bills 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 professionals will be happy to help you.