What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats? 

If you are searching for ways to stay comfy in your the U.S. home while saving on your expenses, you might want to think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing has a variety of thermostats to handle your specific needs. 

The most widespread kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety 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 a number 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 home, or at night when everyone is sleeping. 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 adjusting 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 making adjustments on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, permitting 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 pull your energy usage numbers on a website. 

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent on your individual needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a tad more because of the added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy expenses while ensuring you are comfortable 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.