What is the difference between smart and programmable thermostats? Published on August 04, 2017 If you are looking for ways to stay cozy in your Salt Lake City home while saving on your expenses, you might want to ponder upgrading your thermostat. Thermostats have come a long way from setting the temperature and walking away and Mountainwest Service Experts has a variety of choices to fit your individual needs. The most widespread types of thermostats are programmable and smart thermostats, and there are a host of options and features from Mountainwest Service Experts. 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 set 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 expend energy and money to keep the house cool or warm when no one’s around, 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 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 permits it to begin making changes on its own. A lot of the newer and more advanced thermostats tap in to your home’s Wi-Fi network, permitting you to control your home’s temperature throughout your home using an app through your phone or computer. These thermostats can often be configured to pull your energy usage statistics on a website. Whether you go with a programmable thermostat or smart thermostat will be dependent on your unique needs, budget and familiarity with technology. While smart thermostats cost a little more because of the extra features, both programmable and smart thermostats are good ways to save on your energy bills while making sure you are cozy in your Salt Lake City home. If you have any questions about upgrading your thermostat or any more ways to gain efficiencies in your home, give Mountainwest Service Experts a call at 385-399-0280 or request an appointment online and our specialists will be happy to help you.