What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay comfy in your Cocoa 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 host of thermostats to meet your individual needs.

The most widespread 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 a number of 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 it’s empty, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting 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 means it can 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 anywhere using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be arranged to compile your energy usage numbers on a website.

Whether you go with a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent on your individual needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a tad 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 Cocoa 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 321-428-7635 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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