What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay cozy in your San Antonio home while saving on your bills, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and San Antonio Air Service Experts has a number of thermostats to fit your unique needs.

The most popular types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety of options and features from San Antonio Air Service Experts.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats permit you to pre-set temperatures for a variety of times of the day and week. You can set the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is around, or at night when everyone is snoozing. There’s no need to expend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one’s around, 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 worry about.
  • Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments that you make and learn from your behavior which allows it to begin making adjustments on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, permitting you to control your home’s temperature from anywhere using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be arranged to gather your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your individual needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a bit more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy costs while ensuring you are cozy in your San Antonio home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or other ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give San Antonio Air Service Experts a call at or request an appointment online and our experts will be happy to help you.

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