What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay cozy in your Medina home while saving on your expenses, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts has a variety of thermostats to handle your specific needs.

The most popular kinds 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 permit you to pre-set temperatures for a number of times of the day and week. You can set the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is around, or at night when everyone is sleeping. 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 making an adjustment to the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to worry about.
  • 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 adjusting on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize 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 arranged to pull your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your own needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a bit more because of the extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy costs while ensuring you are comfy in your Medina home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or additional ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Service Experts a call at 330-305-2799 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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