What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfy in your Saint Charles 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 Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a number of options to fit your unique needs.

The most widespread kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety of options and features from Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats permit you to pre-set temperatures for various 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 in your house, or at night when everyone is asleep. There’s no need to expend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one is there, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting the temperature automatically. You can head out with one less thing to think 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 allows it to begin making adjustments on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats tap in to your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be arranged to pull your energy usage numbers on a website.

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a tad more because of the added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy expenses while ensuring you are cozy in your Saint Charles home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or additional ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 630-246-2698 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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