What is the difference between smart and programmable thermostats? Published on August 04, 2017 If you are searching for ways to stay comfortable in your Provo home while saving money, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Service Experts has a variety of options to meet your individual needs. The most popular styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety of options and features from Service Experts. What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats? Programmable thermostats permit you to pre-set temperatures for a number of times of the day and week. You can setup 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 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 alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which means it can begin making changes on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature from all over 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 contingent 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 bills while ensuring you are comfortable in your Provo home. If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Service Experts a call at 801-396-0637 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.