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How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

Your thermostat is a big part of how much your energy bills are every month. Just programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or gone can make a great impact without harming your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you may be able to do even more.

At True Home Heating and Air Conditioning, we’ve got several programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most basic models to the newest learning thermostats. How will 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 want to determine which features are most important to your home comfort.

All programmable thermostats will allow you to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re routinely there and away. Depending on the model you choose, you could be able to record 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 look at 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? Check that the thermostat you pick can meet your needs.

For some homeowners, being able to set a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is plenty. But if you want more flexibility, it’s probably time to look into a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat allows you to 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 regulate your home’s temperature regardless of where you are. 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 monitor 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 let them figure everything out on their own over the span of a few days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling desires are, True Home Heating and Air Conditioning will help you find the best thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll end up with ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Give us a call at 949-258-7259 to hear more, or book an appointment with us online.

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