What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are on the lookout for ways to stay comfy in your Indianapolis 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 Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a number of choices to handle your unique needs.

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

What is the difference between programmable and smart thermostats?
  • Programmable thermostats mean you can 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 home, or at night when everyone is sleeping. 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 leave with one less thing to think about.
  • Smart thermostats take it a step further and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature alterations that you make and learn from your behavior which means it can begin making adjustments on its own. Many of the newer and more advanced thermostats tap in to your home’s Wi-Fi network, meaning you can control your home’s temperature throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be set up to pull 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 bit more because of the additional features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy bills while being sure you are comfortable in your Indianapolis home.

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

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