What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats? 

If you are searching for ways to stay comfortable in your the U.S. home while saving money, you might want to ponder 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 variety of choices to fit your specific needs. 

The most popular types 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 mean you can 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 in your house, or at night when everyone is asleep. 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 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 adjusting on its own. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats tap in to 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 arranged to pull your energy usage statistics on a website. 

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