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How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

Your thermostat is key to how much your energy bills are every month. Just programming your thermostat for stretches when you’re sleeping or gone can make a big impact without having a negative affect on your comfort levels. Depending on the type of programmable thermostat you purchase, you can do a whole lot more to make an even bigger impact.

At Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC, we’ve got several programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most simple models to the newest learning thermostats. How do you know what will work best for you? 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 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 away. Depending on the model you select, you could 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 a separate schedule. You’ll also want to check the number of periods during each day you can set up. For instance, will you want the temps 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 accommodate your needs.

For some homeowners, being able to establish a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is enough. 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 weekday.

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 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 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 desires are, Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC will help you find the perfect thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll end up with ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Give us a call at 361-214-1203 to hear more, or book an appointment with us online.

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