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 Louisville home while saving money, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Becht/Givens Service Experts has a number of options to handle your unique needs.

The most common kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety of options and features from Becht/Givens 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 setup the thermostat so that it provides different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, or at night when everyone is asleep. 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 head out with one less thing to be concerned with.
  • Smart thermostats take it to the next step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which means it can begin adjusting on its own. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing you to 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 figures on a website.

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

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Becht/Givens Service Experts a call at or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.

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