How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is key to how much you’re paying on your utility bills. Merely programming your thermostat for stretches when you’re sleeping or away can make a great impact without negatively affecting your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you might benefit from a lot of additional features.

At Temp Air System Inc, we’ve got an array of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most uncomplicated models to the state-of-the-art learning thermostats. How can you know what will work best for you? First, take the time to understand the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Either of these can help you save energy and money, but you’ll want to determine which features are most important to your home.

Most programmable thermostats will let you schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re usually there and gone. Depending on the model you select, you may be able to input one schedule, which you may end up overriding on days you are actually home. Some models will let you program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on a separate schedule. You’ll also want to look at the number of periods you can select each day. For instance, will you want the temps different when you sleep, when you wake up, when you’re at work and when you are home in the evening? Confirm that the thermostat you choose can accommodate your needs.

For some people, being able to establish a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is enough. But if you want additional flexibility, it’s probably time to consider a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat allows you to completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for every day of the week.

Flexibility isn’t the only benefit that smart thermostats provide, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can regulate your home’s temperature regardless of where you are. Some models 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 adjust your heating and cooling schedules based on your actual daily activity. Some models don’t even need to be programmed—you just turn them on and they will figure everything out on their own over the span of a few days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling needs are, Temp Air System Inc will help you find the most appropriate thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll get to enjoy ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Contact us at 626-587-4559 to hear more, or schedule an appointment with us online.

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