How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is a big part of how much you are spending on energy costs. Merely programming your thermostat for stretches when you’re sleeping or away can make a big impact without having a negative affect on your comfort levels. Depending on which thermostat you select, you can do a whole lot more to make an even bigger impact.

At Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC, we’ve got several programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most simple models to the most modern 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 want to determine 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 gone. Depending on the model you select, you could be able to record one schedule, which you may end up overriding on the days you are home. Some models will let you program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on a separate schedule. 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? Check that the thermostat you pick can meet your needs.

For some people, being able to set 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 allows you to completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for every day of the week.

Not only are smart thermostats more flexible, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can control your home’s temperature no matter where you are. Some selections 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 household’s activity throughout the day. 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 desires are, Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC will help you find the best thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll end up with ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Give us a call at 360-464-1094 to hear more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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