What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats? 

If you are looking for ways to stay comfy in your the U.S. home while saving money, you might want to think about 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 number of options to meet your individual needs. 

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

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats? 

  • Programmable thermostats mean you can pre-set temperatures for a variety of times of the day and week. You can set the thermostat so that it gives you different temperatures during the day when no one is around, 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 is there, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by making an adjustment to 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 permits it to begin making adjustments on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, permitting you to control your home’s temperature from all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to compile your energy usage numbers on a website. 

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a little more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great 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.