How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

December 04, 2018

Your thermostat is key to how much you’re paying on your utility bills. Just programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or gone can make a large impact without harming your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you may be able to do even more.

At Abilene Air-Tech Inc, 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 will work best for you? First, learn 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.

Most programmable thermostats will give you the chance to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re typically there and gone. Depending on the model you choose, you may be able to record one schedule, which you may end up overriding on the days you are home. Some models will permit you to program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on another. You’ll also want to review 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 pick can meet your needs.

For some homeowners, being able to arrange a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is all they need. But if you want more flexibility, it’s probably time to consider a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat will let 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 no matter 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 the actual activity in your home. 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, Abilene Air-Tech Inc will help you find the best thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll get to enjoy ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Contact us at 325-200-4667 to hear more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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