What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats? 

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfortable in your the U.S. home while saving on your expenses, you might want to consider 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 thermostats to fit your specific needs. 

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

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats? 

  • Programmable thermostats allow you to 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 in your house, or at night when everyone is asleep. There’s no need to spend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one’s around, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by adjusting the temperature automatically. You can head out with one less thing to think about. 
  • Smart thermostats take it another step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which allows it to begin adjusting on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats tap in to 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 numbers on a website. 

Whether you go with a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your own needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a tad more because of the added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy bills while making sure you are comfortable in your the U.S. home. 

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more 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 experts will be happy to help you.