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 Haltom City home while saving on your bills, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Stark Services has a host of choices to fit your individual needs.

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

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats mean you can pre-set temperatures for a number 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 home, or at night when everyone is sleeping. There’s no need to spend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one’s around, 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 to the next step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments 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 tap in to your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to pull your energy usage numbers on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a tad more because of the added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy costs while making sure you are cozy in your Haltom City home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Stark Services a call at 817-668-6689 or request an appointment online and our professionals will be happy to help you.

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