What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay cozy in your Gainesville home while saving on your bills, 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 choices to handle your individual needs.

The most common 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 permit you to pre-set temperatures for a number of times of the day and week. You can set the thermostat so that it gives you different temperatures during the day when no one is home, or at night when everyone is asleep. 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 leave with one less thing to be concerned with.
  • Smart thermostats take it to the next step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature alterations 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 utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing you to control your home’s temperature throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be arranged to gather your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your individual needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a bit more because of the extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy costs while being sure you are comfortable in your Gainesville 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 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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