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 Phoenix 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 Bob Brown Service Experts has a host of options to meet your specific needs.

The most widespread kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from Bob Brown Service Experts.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats permit 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 asleep. There’s no need to expend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one is there, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to worry about.
  • Smart thermostats take it to the next step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature changes that you make and learn from your behavior which means it can begin making adjustments on its own. Quite a few 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 compile your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your individual 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 costs while making sure you are cozy in your Phoenix home.

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

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