What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfy 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 has a variety of choices to fit your specific needs.

The most popular types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Pardee Service Experts.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats mean you can pre-set temperatures for a variety of times of the day and week. You can program the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is home, or at night when everyone is snoozing. 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 worry about.
  • Smart thermostats take it another step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which allows it to begin adjusting on its own. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature from all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to gather your energy usage figures on a website.

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

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Pardee Service Experts a call at 843-410-6103 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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