What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfortable in your Waldorf home while saving on your bills, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and A-PLUS Service Experts has a variety of choices to fit your unique needs.

The most popular styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from A-PLUS Service Experts.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats allow you to pre-set temperatures for a number of times of the day and week. You can program the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is home, or at night when everyone is sleeping. There’s no need to devote energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one’s around, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by adjusting the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to think about.
  • 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 means it can begin making adjustments on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats tap in to 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 statistics on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend 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 decent ways to save on your energy costs while making sure you are cozy in your Waldorf home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give A-PLUS Service Experts a call at 301-747-3140 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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