What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay cozy in your Columbus home while saving on your bills, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts has a variety of thermostats to fit your specific needs.

The most widespread 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 mean you can pre-set temperatures for a number of times of the day and week. You can setup the thermostat so that it provides different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, or at night when everyone is snoozing. There’s no need to devote energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one’s around, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by making an adjustment to the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to think about.
  • Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments that you make and learn from your behavior which allows it to 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 all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to gather your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your own needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a tad more because of the added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy bills while making sure you are comfortable in your Columbus 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 614-334-3192 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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