What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfy in your Savannah home while saving on your bills, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Coastal Service Experts has a number of choices to fit your specific needs.

The most common styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Coastal 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 setup the thermostat so that it gives you different temperatures during the day when no one is home, or at night when everyone is asleep. 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 a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments that you make and learn from your behavior which permits it to begin making adjustments on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, permitting you to control your home’s temperature from all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to pull your energy usage statistics on a website.

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend 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 great ways to save on your energy bills while being sure you are cozy in your Savannah home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or additional ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Coastal Service Experts a call at 912-208-2399 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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