What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfortable in your Houston 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 Church Services has a number of choices to fit your specific needs.

The most widespread types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Church Services.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats allow you to pre-set temperatures for various 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 devote energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one’s around, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to think about.
  • Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which allows it to begin adjusting on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats tap in to 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 compile your energy usage numbers 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 tad more because of the extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy costs while making sure you are comfy in your Houston home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Church Services a call at 713-396-3760 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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