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 think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a host 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 Heating & Air Conditioning.

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 has different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, or at night when everyone is sleeping. There’s no need to spend 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 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, permitting you to control your home’s temperature from anywhere using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to gather your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent 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 expenses 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 Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 601-852-3105 or request an appointment online and our experts will be happy to help you.

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