What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay comfy in your Gaithersburg home while saving on your bills, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Parker Pearce Service Experts has a variety of options to fit your individual needs.

The most widespread types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Parker Pearce Service Experts.

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 setup the thermostat so that it has 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 adjusting the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door with one less thing to be concerned with.
  • Smart thermostats take it to the next step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature changes 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, permitting you to control your home’s temperature from anywhere using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to compile your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your own needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a bit more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy bills while making sure you are comfy in your Gaithersburg home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or additional ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Parker Pearce Service Experts a call at 301-476-4577 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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