What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay cozy in your Shreveport home while saving on your expenses, you might want to think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts has a variety of choices to meet your unique needs.

The most popular kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from Service Experts.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats allow you to pre-set temperatures for various times of the day and week. You can set the thermostat so that it provides different temperatures during the day when no one is home, or at night when everyone is sleeping. There’s no need to expend 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 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 alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which allows it to begin making adjustments on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature from anywhere using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to compile your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent on your own needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a tad more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy costs while ensuring you are comfortable in your Shreveport home.

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

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