What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfortable in your Dallas home while saving on your bills, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Levy & Son Service Experts has a host of thermostats to meet your specific needs.

The most widespread styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety of options and features from Levy & Son Service Experts.

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 set the thermostat so that it provides different temperatures during the day when no one is home, 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 is there, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by adjusting the temperature automatically. You can leave with one less thing to worry about.
  • Smart thermostats take it to the next step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature changes that you make and learn from your behavior which means it can begin adjusting on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats utilize 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 arranged to pull your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your own needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a little 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 Dallas home.

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

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