What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfy in your West Palm Beach home while saving on your bills, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts has a host of choices to handle 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.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats permit you to pre-set temperatures for a number 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 in your house, or at night when everyone is sleeping. There’s no need to expend 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 head out with one less thing to be concerned with.
  • Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature changes that you make and learn from your behavior which permits it to begin adjusting on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can 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 statistics on a website.

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your individual needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a bit more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy bills while ensuring you are comfortable in your West Palm Beach 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 561-629-1826 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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