What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay comfy in your Clearwater home while saving on your bills, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Midway Services has a number of options to meet your individual needs.

The most common 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 program 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 expend 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 adjusting on its own. Many 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 figures on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your own needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a little 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 other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Midway Services a call at or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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