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 Roanoke home while saving on your expenses, you might want to think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts has a number of choices to fit your unique needs.

The most widespread types 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 mean you can pre-set temperatures for various times of the day and week. You can setup the thermostat so that it provides different temperatures during the day when no one is home, or at night when everyone is sleeping. 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 head out with one less thing to think about.
  • 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 means it can begin making adjustments on its own. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, permitting you to control your home’s temperature from anywhere using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to compile your energy usage numbers 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 additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy expenses while being sure you are comfy in your Roanoke 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 experts will be happy to help you.

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