What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfortable in your Fort Worth home while saving money, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Calverley Service Experts has a host of thermostats to meet your unique needs.

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

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats permit you to pre-set temperatures for various times of the day and week. You can program 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 expend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one’s around, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to be concerned with.
  • 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 allows it to begin adjusting on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing you to control your home’s temperature throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be arranged to gather your energy usage numbers on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your own 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 bills while being sure you are comfortable in your Fort Worth home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Calverley Service Experts a call at 817-380-5647 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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