What’s the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats? 

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfortable in your Columbus home while saving on your bills, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Stevenson Service Experts has a number of choices to meet your unique needs. 

The most common kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Stevenson 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 around, or at night when everyone is snoozing. 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 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 adjusting on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing 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 numbers on a website. 

Whether you choose 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 added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy expenses while being sure you are comfy in your Columbus home. 

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Stevenson Service Experts a call at 614-334-3192 or request an appointment online and our experts will be happy to help you. 

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