What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay comfortable in your Cleveland home while saving on your bills, 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 host of thermostats to meet your individual 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 program the thermostat so that it provides different temperatures during the day when no one is around, or at night when everyone is asleep. There’s no need to spend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when it’s empty, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting the temperature automatically. You can head out with one less thing to think about.
  • Smart thermostats take it another step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments that you make and learn from your behavior which permits 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 throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to gather your energy usage statistics on a website.

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent 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 decent ways to save on your energy costs while ensuring you are comfy in your Cleveland 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 440-252-1375 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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