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 Rochester 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 Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a variety of thermostats to handle your unique needs.

The most popular kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats mean you can pre-set temperatures for a number 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 in your house, or at night when everyone is snoozing. There’s no need to devote energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when it’s empty, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting 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 alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which allows it to begin adjusting on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats use 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 configured to compile your energy usage numbers 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 good ways to save on your energy bills while making sure you are comfy in your Rochester home.

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

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