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 consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Strogen's Service Experts has a variety of thermostats to handle your unique needs.

The most popular types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from Strogen's Service Experts.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats mean you can pre-set temperatures for various times of the day and week. You can set the thermostat so that it has 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 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 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 means it can 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 all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to compile your energy usage figures 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 expenses 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 a call at 603-923-4570 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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