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. Just programming your thermostat for stretches when you’re sleeping or not at home can make a great impact without harming your comfort levels. Depending on the type of programmable thermostat you purchase, you may be able to do even more.

At True Temp Heating & Air Inc, we’ve got a selection of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most uncomplicated models to the most modern learning thermostats. How do you know what is best for your space? First, research the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Either of these can help you save energy and money, but you’ll need to select which features are most important to you.

Most programmable thermostats will allow you to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re typically there and gone. Depending on the model you pick, you may be able to record 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 review the number of periods during each day you can set up. For instance, will you want the temperature setting 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 select can meet your needs.

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

Smart thermostats don’t just add more flexibility, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can regulate your home’s temperature regardless of where you are. 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 your actual daily activity. Some models don’t even need to be programmed—you just turn them on and let them figure everything out on their own within several days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling desires are, True Temp Heating & Air Inc will help you find the most appropriate thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Give us a call at 706-250-7539 to learn more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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