What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfortable in your West Palm Beach home while saving money, you might want to think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts has a variety of choices to handle your unique needs.

The most common kinds 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 permit you to pre-set temperatures for a number of times of the day and week. You can set 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 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 adjusting the temperature automatically. You can head out with one less thing to be concerned with.
  • Smart thermostats take it another step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments 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, allowing you to control your home’s temperature throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to gather 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 good 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.

Contact Us

Our Health and Safety Commitment
At Service Experts, our top priority is always the health and safety of our customers and team. We are following all COVID-19 (Coronavirus) public safety guidelines and adjusting our business practices as needed to ensure customer and employee wellbeing. As a precautionary measure, anyone working on behalf of Service Experts – including our technicians – is being asked to stay home for the recommended 14 day quarantine period if they are returning from out-of-country, have been exposed to a presumptive or confirmed case, or are feeling unwell. We are providing our technicians and other field employees with additional health and safety guidance to assist in keeping our customers and employees safe. Please be prepared to answer brief health and safety questions with our representative. We will continue to monitor the situation and will adjust our business practices as required. We recognize that this may be a particularly stressful time and want you to know that, we are committed to serving you and making your experience as easy as possible.