What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfortable in your Savannah home while saving money, you might want to think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Coastal Service Experts has a number of options to meet your specific needs.

The most common styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety 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 around, or at night when everyone is asleep. 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 setting 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 changes 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 set up to pull your energy usage statistics 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 little 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 cozy in your Savannah home.

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

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