What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfy in your Raleigh 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 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 variety 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 a variety of times of the day and week. You can program the thermostat so that it provides different temperatures during the day when no one is around, or at night when everyone is sleeping. 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 setting the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to be concerned with.
  • Smart thermostats take it to the next step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which permits it to begin adjusting on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, permitting you to control your home’s temperature throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to compile your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend 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 good ways to save on your energy bills while being sure you are comfy in your Raleigh home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Service Experts a call at 919-578-4329 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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