What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfy in your Tempe home while saving on your expenses, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Bob Brown Service Experts has a host of options to fit your unique needs.

The most widespread types 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 program the thermostat so that it provides different temperatures during the day when no one is around, or at night when everyone is sleeping. There’s no need to spend 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 allows it to 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 numbers on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent on your individual needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a little more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy costs while being sure you are cozy in your Tempe home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or additional ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Bob Brown Service Experts a call at 623-243-4517 or request an appointment online and our experts will be happy to help you.

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