What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfy in your Richmond home while saving money, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a variety of options to meet your unique needs.

The most common styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety of options and features from Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats allow 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 home, or at night when everyone is snoozing. 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 walk out the door 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 means it can begin making adjustments on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature from anywhere using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to pull your energy usage numbers on a website.

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your individual needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a bit more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy bills while ensuring you are comfy in your Richmond home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 804-548-4480 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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