What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are searching for ways to stay comfortable in your Hilton Head Island home while saving money, you might want to think about upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have been upgraded quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a host of thermostats to handle your unique needs.

The most popular styles of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats permit you to pre-set temperatures for various 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 asleep. There’s no need to devote energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one is there, 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 think 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 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 arranged to compile your energy usage statistics on a website.

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

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

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