What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfortable in your Miami home while saving on your bills, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a number of choices to handle your specific needs.

The most widespread kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety of options and features from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats permit 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 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 no one’s around, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by making an adjustment to the temperature automatically. You can head out with one less thing to be concerned with.
  • Smart thermostats take it another step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments that you make and learn from your behavior which allows it to begin making adjustments on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats tap in to your home’s Wi-Fi network, permitting you to control your home’s temperature throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to compile your energy usage numbers on a website.

Whether you go with a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your own 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 bills while ensuring you are comfy in your Miami home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 305-440-1505 or request an appointment online and our experts will be happy to help you.

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