How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is key to how much you’re paying on your utility bills. Just programming your thermostat for stretches when you’re sleeping or gone can make a great impact without negatively affecting your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you can do a whole lot more to make an even bigger impact.

At Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC, we’ve got several programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most basic models to the state-of-the-art learning thermostats. How do you know what you need in your home? First, learn the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Either of these 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 not at home. Depending on the model you select, you may be able to input one schedule, which you may end up overriding on the days you are home. Some models will allow you to program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on a different one. You’ll also want to look at 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 select can adapt to your needs.

For some people, being able to set a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is enough. But if you want added 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.

Flexibility isn’t the only benefit that smart thermostats provide, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can manage your home’s temperature from anywhere. 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 adjust 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 give them time to figure everything out on their own within several days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling needs are, Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC will help you find the most appropriate thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Give us a call at 309-392-4786 to hear more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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