What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay cozy in your Tulsa 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 Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a number of choices to handle your specific needs.

The most widespread styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

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 setup the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is home, or at night when everyone is snoozing. There’s no need to devote energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when it’s empty, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting the temperature automatically. You can walk out the door with one less thing to be concerned with.
  • 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 permits it to begin adjusting 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 compile your energy usage statistics on a website.

Whether you pick 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 additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy costs while ensuring you are comfortable in your Tulsa home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 918-212-8927 or request an appointment online and our experts will be happy to help you.

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