What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfortable in your Nashville 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 Donelson Air Service Experts has a number of choices to fit your individual needs.

The most common types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Donelson Air Service Experts.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats allow you to pre-set temperatures for a variety of times of the day and week. You can set the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, or at night when everyone is sleeping. 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 setting the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to think about.
  • Smart thermostats take it to the next step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature changes that you make and learn from your behavior which permits it to begin adjusting on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing you to control your home’s temperature from anywhere using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to gather your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent on your own needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a little more because of the added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy expenses while making sure you are comfortable in your Nashville home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or additional ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Donelson Air Service Experts a call at 615-953-9885 or request an appointment online and our experts will be happy to help you.

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