How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is a huge factor in how much you are spending on energy costs. Just programming your thermostat for periods when you’re sleeping or gone can make a great impact without negatively affecting your comfort levels. Depending on the type of programmable thermostat you purchase, you may be able to do even more.

At Custom Air Systems Inc, we’ve got a selection of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most simple models to the state-of-the-art learning thermostats. How do you know what will work best for you? First, take the time to understand the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Both can help you save energy and money, but you’ll need to select 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 usually there and gone. Depending on the model you choose, you might be able to enter one schedule, which you may end up overriding on weekends or other days you’re 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? Check that the thermostat you choose can meet your needs.

For some individuals, being able to set a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is all they need. But if you want additional flexibility, it’s probably time to look into a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat lets you completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for every 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 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 your household’s activity throughout the day. 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, Custom Air Systems Inc will help you find the best thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll end up with ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Contact us at 772-247-2283 to hear more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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