What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay cozy in your Jackson home while saving on your bills, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Comfortech Service Experts has a variety of thermostats to fit your individual needs.

The most common types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from Comfortech Service Experts.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats mean you can 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 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 it’s empty, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door with one less thing to worry about.
  • Smart thermostats take it to the next step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments 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, 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 unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a bit more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy bills while being sure you are comfortable in your Jackson home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Comfortech Service Experts a call at 601-852-3105 or request an appointment online and our experts will be happy to help you.

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