What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay cozy in your Houston home while saving money, 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 host of choices to handle your individual needs.

The most common styles 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 allow you to pre-set temperatures for various times of the day and week. You can program the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is home, or at night when everyone is asleep. 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 adjusting the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to be concerned with.
  • Smart thermostats take it another step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which allows it to begin making adjustments on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature from all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to compile your energy usage statistics on a website.

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a little more because of the added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy bills while ensuring you are comfy in your Houston 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 (713) 352-7887 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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