What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats? 

If you are looking for ways to stay comfy in your the U.S. home while saving on your expenses, 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 host of choices to meet your individual 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 mean you can pre-set temperatures for a variety of 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 around, 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 is there, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by adjusting the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door with one less thing to be concerned with. 
  • Smart thermostats take it another step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature changes that you make and learn from your behavior which allows it to begin making changes on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize 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 arranged to gather your energy usage figures on a website. 

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a little more because of the extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy costs while making sure you are comfy 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 professionals will be happy to help you.