What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats? 

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfy in your the U.S. 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 Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing has a host of choices to fit your specific needs. 

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

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats? 

  • Programmable thermostats permit you to pre-set temperatures for various times of the day and week. You can setup the thermostat so that it gives you different temperatures during the day when no one is home, or at night when everyone is asleep. There’s no need to devote energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one is there, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting the temperature automatically. You can head out with one less thing to think 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 means it can begin making changes on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to pull your energy usage numbers on a website. 

Whether you go with 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 additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy bills while making sure you are comfy 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.