What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfy in your Clearwater home while saving money, you might want to think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Midway Services has a number of choices to meet your individual needs.

The most popular styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from Midway Services.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats permit you to pre-set temperatures for a variety of times of the day and week. You can set the thermostat so that it gives you different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, or at night when everyone is snoozing. There’s no need to spend 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 alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which means it can begin making changes on its own. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats tap in to your home’s Wi-Fi network, permitting you to control your home’s temperature throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be arranged to pull your energy usage numbers on a website.

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a bit more because of the added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy costs while ensuring you are comfortable in your Clearwater home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or additional ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Midway Services a call at 727-219-2471 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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