How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is a huge factor in how much you’re paying on your utility bills. Simply programming your thermostat for stretches when you’re sleeping or gone can make a large impact without having a negative affect on your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you can do a whole lot more to make an even bigger impact.

At Air Temperature Control, we’ve got a selection of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most basic models to the state-of-the-art learning thermostats. How can you know what is best for your space? First, research the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Both can help you save energy and money, but you’ll need to select which features are most important to you.

All programmable thermostats will let you schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re routinely there and away. Depending on the model you choose, you may be able to input one schedule, which you may end up overriding on days you are actually home. Some models will permit you to program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on a different one. You’ll also want to check the number of periods you can select each day. For instance, will you want the temperature in your house different when you sleep, when you wake up, when you’re at work and when you are home in the evening? Be sure the thermostat you select can meet your needs.

For some individuals, being able to set a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is enough. But if you want more flexibility, it’s probably time to look into a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat will let you completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for every weekday.

Smart thermostats don’t just add more flexibility, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can manage your home’s temperature from anywhere. Some types of smart thermostats take innovation even further—these are called “learning thermostats.” Learning thermostats do everything a regular smart thermostat can do, but they can also learn from your behaviors and monitor your heating and cooling schedules based on the actual activity in your home. Some models don’t even need to be programmed—you just turn them on and give them time to figure everything out on their own after a short amount of time.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling desires are, Air Temperature Control will help you find the perfect thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Give us a call at 478-784-1109 to learn more, or schedule an appointment with us online.

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