What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfy in your Ogden home while saving on your expenses, you might want to think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Barlow Service Experts has a number of choices to handle your specific needs.

The most popular types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety of options and features from Barlow Service Experts.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats permit you to pre-set temperatures for a variety of times of the day and week. You can setup the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is around, or at night when everyone is sleeping. There’s no need to spend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when it’s empty, 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 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 utilize 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 arranged to gather your energy usage statistics on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent 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 costs while making sure you are cozy in your Ogden home.

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

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