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 money, 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 options to meet your individual needs.

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

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 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 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 tap in to your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature from anywhere using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to gather your energy usage figures 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 added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy bills while making sure you are comfortable in your Nashville home.

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

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