What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfortable in your Charleston home while saving on your bills, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a host of choices to meet your unique needs.

The most common kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats allow you to pre-set temperatures for a variety of 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 snoozing. 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 making an adjustment to the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door with one less thing to think about.
  • Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which means it can begin adjusting on its own. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing 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 numbers on a website.

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your own needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a little more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy costs while making sure you are cozy in your Charleston home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or additional ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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