What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay comfortable in your Kingston home while saving on your expenses, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts has a variety of choices to handle your specific needs.

The most common types 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 a number of times of the day and week. You can setup the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is around, or at night when everyone is snoozing. There’s no need to expend 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 walk out the door with one less thing to be concerned with.
  • Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which permits it to begin making changes on its own. Quite a few 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 arranged to gather 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 little more because of the added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy bills while ensuring you are comfy in your Kingston 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 specialists will be happy to help you.

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