What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfortable in your Pierre home while saving money, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a variety of thermostats to handle your individual needs.

The most common styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety of options and features from Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

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 has different temperatures during the day when no one is around, 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 leave with one less thing to worry about.
  • Smart thermostats take it another step 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. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats use your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing you to control your home’s temperature throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to compile your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you go with a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend 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 decent ways to save on your energy expenses while being sure you are cozy in your Pierre home.

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

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