What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfortable in your Mobile 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 Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a number of thermostats to handle your unique needs.

The most widespread styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety of options and features from Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats allow you to pre-set temperatures for a number of times of the day and week. You can program the thermostat so that it gives you different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, 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 making an adjustment to the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door with one less thing to be concerned with.
  • Smart thermostats take it another step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature changes that you make and learn from your behavior which allows it to begin making changes 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 throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to pull your energy usage numbers on a website.

Whether you go with a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your individual needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a bit more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy expenses while making sure you are cozy in your Mobile home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 251-202-7503 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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