What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfortable in your Hurricane home while saving money, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Teays Valley Service Experts has a number of choices to meet your unique needs.

The most widespread kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from Teays Valley 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 setup the thermostat so that it provides 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 it’s empty, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door with one less thing to worry about.
  • 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 changes on its own. A lot 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 compile your energy usage numbers on a website.

Whether you pick 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 extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy expenses while ensuring you are comfy in your Hurricane home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Teays Valley Service Experts a call at 304-760-5088 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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