What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

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

The most popular types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

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 set the thermostat so that it provides 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 adjusting the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door 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 means it can begin adjusting on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature from anywhere using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to gather your energy usage statistics on a website.

Whether you go with 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 extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy bills while making 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 Heating & Air Conditioning a call at or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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