What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfortable in your Longmont home while saving money, 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 options to meet your individual needs.

The most widespread kinds 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 snoozing. There’s no need to devote energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one is there, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by adjusting the temperature automatically. You can head out with one less thing to be concerned with.
  • 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 permits it to begin making adjustments on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing 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 statistics on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a bit more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy expenses while making sure you are comfy in your Longmont 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 303-647-5749 or request an appointment online and our experts will be happy to help you.

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