What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay cozy in your Fort Lauderdale home while saving money, 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 meet your unique needs.

The most widespread styles 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 variety of times of the day and week. You can set the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is around, or at night when everyone is asleep. There’s no need to devote energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when it’s empty, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by adjusting the temperature automatically. You can head out with one less thing to worry about.
  • Smart thermostats take it another step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments 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, allowing you to control your home’s temperature from all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to gather your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you go with a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent on your unique 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 expenses while making sure you are comfortable in your Fort Lauderdale home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more 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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