What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay cozy in your Naples home while saving on your expenses, you might want to think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts has a number of thermostats to handle your specific 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 mean you can pre-set temperatures for a variety 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 in your house, or at night when everyone is sleeping. There’s no need to expend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when it’s empty, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by adjusting the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door with one less thing to be concerned with.
  • Smart thermostats take it another step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature changes that you make and learn from your behavior which permits it to begin adjusting on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize 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 arranged to gather your energy usage numbers on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend 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 good ways to save on your energy expenses while being sure you are comfortable in your Naples home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Service Experts a call at 239-908-6991 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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