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 North America home while saving on your bills, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts has a number of thermostats to fit your specific needs.

The most popular kinds 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 set the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is around, or at night when everyone is snoozing. 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 head out 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 making changes on its own. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing you to control your home’s temperature from all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to compile your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent on your own 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 being sure you are cozy in your North America 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 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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