What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfy in your Jacksonville home while saving money, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Air Engineers Service Experts has a number of thermostats to fit your specific needs.

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

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats permit 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 home, or at night when everyone is snoozing. There’s no need to expend 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 worry about.
  • Smart thermostats take it another step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which allows it to begin making adjustments 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 throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to compile your energy usage statistics on a website.

Whether you go with a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your own needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a tad more because of the added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy expenses while ensuring you are comfy in your Jacksonville home.

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

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