What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfortable in your Columbia home while saving on your bills, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a variety of choices to meet your individual needs.

The most popular kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats mean you can pre-set temperatures for various times of the day and week. You can setup the thermostat so that it provides different temperatures during the day when no one is home, 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 setting the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to be concerned with.
  • Smart thermostats take it another step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which permits it to begin making adjustments on its own. Quite a few 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 statistics on a website.

Whether you go with a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your individual needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a little more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy expenses while making sure you are comfy in your Columbia home.

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

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