How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is key to how much you are spending on energy costs. Simply programming your thermostat for stretches when you’re sleeping or not at home can make a large impact without having a negative affect on your comfort levels. Depending on the type of programmable thermostat you purchase, you might benefit from a lot of additional features.

At Bell Air Conditioning Inc., we’ve got several programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most simple models to the most modern learning thermostats. How will you know what is best for your space? First, take the time to understand 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.

All programmable thermostats will allow you to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re typically there and not at home. Depending on the model you select, you could be able to enter one schedule, which you may end up overriding on days you are actually home. Some models will let you program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on another. You’ll also want to review the number of periods you can select each 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 select can accommodate 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 more 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.

Not only are smart thermostats more flexible, 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 monitor 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 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, Bell Air Conditioning Inc. 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 254-939-1141 to hear more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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