What's the Difference Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats?

August 04, 2017

If you are looking for ways to stay cozy in your Oklahoma City home while saving money, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a number of thermostats to meet your specific needs.

The most common types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a variety of options and features from Gordon's 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 around, 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 head out with one less thing to think about.
  • Smart thermostats take it to the next step and are more intuitive. They follow the temperature adjustments 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, allowing you to control your home’s temperature from all over using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to pull your energy usage figures on a website.

Whether you choose a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will depend on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a bit more because of the added features, both programmable and smart thermostats are decent ways to save on your energy bills while ensuring you are comfy in your Oklahoma City home.

If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or additional ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Gordon's 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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