What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfortable in your Voorhees home while saving on your expenses, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Atmostemp Service Experts has a variety of choices to meet your unique needs.

The most common kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from Atmostemp Service Experts.

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 has different temperatures during the day when no one is around, or at night when everyone is snoozing. There’s no need to devote energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one’s around, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by making an adjustment to 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 tap in to 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 statistics on a website.

Whether you go with a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent 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 Voorhees home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Atmostemp Service Experts a call at 856-310-4824 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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