What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?
If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfy in your the U.S. 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 Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing has a host of choices to fit your specific needs.
The most popular types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing.
What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
- Programmable thermostats allow you to pre-set temperatures for a number of times of the day and week. You can program the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, 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 setting the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door with one less thing to worry 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 tap in to your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can 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 dependent on your individual needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a little more because of the added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy expenses while being sure you are comfy in your the U.S. home.
If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more 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.
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