What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay cozy in your Buffalo home while saving on your bills, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Sunbeam Service Experts has a host of thermostats to fit your individual needs.

The most widespread types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety of options and features from Sunbeam Service Experts.

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 has different temperatures during the day when no one is home, or at night when everyone is asleep. 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 making an adjustment to the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to think about.
  • Smart thermostats take it to the next step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments that you make and learn from your behavior which permits it to begin making changes 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 throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to gather your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be contingent on your individual needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a tad more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy bills while ensuring you are cozy in your Buffalo home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Sunbeam Service Experts a call at 716-427-6807 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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