What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay cozy in your Salt Lake City home while saving on your expenses, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts has a number of options to fit your specific needs.

The most popular types 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 allow you to pre-set temperatures for a variety of times of the day and week. You can setup 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’s around, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting the temperature automatically. You can head out with one less thing to worry about.
  • 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 means it can begin making adjustments on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats tap in to your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can 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 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 additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy expenses while ensuring you are cozy in your Salt Lake City home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other 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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