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 Austin home while saving on your bills, you might want to think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Strand Brothers Service Experts has a variety of choices to handle your specific needs.

The most popular kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Strand Brothers Service Experts.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats permit you to pre-set temperatures for various 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 around, or at night when everyone is asleep. There’s no need to spend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one’s around, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door with one less thing to be concerned with.
  • Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which permits it to begin making adjustments on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature from all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to pull your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent on your unique 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 ensuring you are comfy in your Austin home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Strand Brothers Service Experts a call at 512-596-1257 or request an appointment online and our experts will be happy to help you.

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