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 Kansas City home while saving on your expenses, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Neal Harris Service Experts has a host of thermostats to handle your unique needs.

The most common styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Neal Harris Service Experts.

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 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 adjusting the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door with one less thing to worry about.
  • Smart thermostats take it another step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which permits it to begin making changes on its own. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, permitting you to control your home’s temperature from all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be arranged to gather your energy usage numbers on a website.

Whether you go with a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a little more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy bills while making sure you are comfortable in your Kansas City home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Neal Harris Service Experts a call at 816-787-0500 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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