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 money, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing has a number of options to meet your unique needs. 

The most popular styles 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 mean you can pre-set temperatures for a number 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 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’s around, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by making an adjustment to 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 means it can begin making changes 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 all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to compile your energy usage figures on a website. 

Whether you choose 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 added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy expenses while making sure you are comfortable 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 experts will be happy to help you.