How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is key to how much your energy bills are every month. Just programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or not at home can make a great impact without having a negative affect on your comfort levels. Depending on which thermostat you select, you may be able to do even more.

At All Seasons Heating & A/C Co, we’ve got a selection of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most uncomplicated models to the state-of-the-art learning thermostats. How do you know what will work best for you? First, research the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Each of these options can help you save energy and money, but you’ll need to decide which features are most important to your home comfort.

All programmable thermostats will give you the chance to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re routinely there and not at home. Depending on the model you select, you might 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 another. You’ll also want to check the number of periods you can set up during the 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 pick can accommodate your needs.

For some people, being able to arrange a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is plenty. But if you want added flexibility, it’s probably time to look into 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 control 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 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 they will figure everything out on their own after a short amount of time.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling desires are, All Seasons Heating & A/C Co will help you find the most appropriate thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll end up with ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Give us a call at 812-638-4045 to hear more, or book an appointment with us online.

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