What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfy in your Concord home while saving on your bills, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Freschi Service Experts has a number of options to meet your unique needs.

The most popular styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety of options and features from Freschi Service Experts.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats allow you to pre-set temperatures for various 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 sleeping. 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 adjusting 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 adjustments that you make and learn from your behavior which means it can 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 all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to pull your energy usage statistics on a website.

Whether you go with a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent on your own needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a little more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy costs while making sure you are cozy in your Concord home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Freschi Service Experts a call at 925-384-1303 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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