What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?
If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfy in your Long Island home while saving money, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts has a number of thermostats to fit your specific needs.
The most widespread styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Service Experts.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 setup the thermostat so that it gives you different temperatures during the day when no one is around, or at night when everyone is asleep. There’s no need to spend 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 walk out the door with one less thing to think about.
- Smart thermostats take it to the next step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments that you make and learn from your behavior which means it can begin making changes on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats use 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 configured to pull your energy usage statistics on a website.
Whether you go with 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 additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy bills while ensuring you are comfy in your Long Island home.
If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Service Experts a call at 631-406-9220 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.