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 Roanoke home while saving on your expenses, 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 number of options to fit your unique needs.

The most widespread 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 allow you to pre-set temperatures for a number of times of the day and week. You can setup the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is around, or at night when everyone is asleep. 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 adjusting the temperature automatically. You can head out 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 adjustments on its own. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats tap in to 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 set up to compile your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you go with a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your individual needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a little more because of the extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy bills while making sure you are comfortable in your Roanoke home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or additional ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Service Experts a call at 540-302-8645 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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