What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay comfortable in your Boise home while saving on your bills, you might want to consider upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have updated quite a bit from setting the temperature and walking away and TML Service Experts has a host of choices to fit your individual needs.

The most widespread kinds of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a number of options and features from TML 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 program the thermostat so that it has different temperatures during the day when no one is in your house, 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’s around, so a programmable thermostat helps you save money by setting the temperature automatically. You can head out with one less thing to be concerned with.
  • Smart thermostats take it a step further 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. Quite a few of the newer and more advanced thermostats tap in to 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 numbers on a website.

Whether you pick a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a little more because of the added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are great ways to save on your energy expenses while ensuring you are comfortable in your Boise home.

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

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