What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay comfortable in your Concord 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 Freschi Service Experts has a number of choices to meet your unique needs.

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

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats mean you can pre-set temperatures for a number 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 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 making an adjustment to the temperature automatically. You can head out with one less thing to worry about.
  • Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments 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 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 configured to pull 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 little more because of the extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy costs while being 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 experts will be happy to help you.

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