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How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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

At Olde Towne Heating & Air, we’ve got several programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most uncomplicated models to the newest learning thermostats. How will you know what you need in your home? 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.

The majority of 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 enter 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 in your house 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 adapt to your needs.

For some people, being able to arrange a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is enough. But if you want added flexibility, it’s probably time to look into 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 manage 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 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 let them figure everything out on their own over the span of a few days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling wants are, Olde Towne Heating & Air 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. Contact us at 843-485-0967 to find out more, or book an appointment with us online.

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