How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is a big part of how much your energy bills are every month. Just programming your thermostat for periods when you’re sleeping or away can make a great impact without harming your comfort levels. Depending on which thermostat you select, you can do a whole lot more to make an even bigger impact.

At All Elements Heating & Air LLC, we’ve got several programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most simple models to the most modern learning thermostats. How can you know what you need in your home? 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 want to determine 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 routinely there and away. Depending on the model you pick, you may be able to input one schedule, which you may end up overriding on days you are actually 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 set up during the day. 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? Confirm that the thermostat you pick can adapt to your needs.

For some people, being able to establish a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is plenty. But if you want added flexibility, it’s probably time to consider a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat allows you to completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for each individual day of the week.

Not only are smart thermostats more flexible, 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 adapt 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 give them time to figure everything out on their own after a short amount of time.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling needs are, All Elements Heating & Air LLC will help you find the perfect thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Contact us at 903-204-7354 to learn more, or schedule an appointment with us online.

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