What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfortable in your Ocala home while saving on your bills, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts has a variety of options to meet your unique 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 mean you can pre-set temperatures for various times of the day and week. You can program the thermostat so that it gives you different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, or at night when everyone is snoozing. 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 setting the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to think about.
  • Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature changes 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 use your home’s Wi-Fi network, permitting you to control your home’s temperature from anywhere using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to pull your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a tad more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy bills while making sure you are comfy in your Ocala 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 professionals will be happy to help you.

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