How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is a huge factor in how much you are spending on energy costs. Merely programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or gone can make a large impact without harming your comfort levels. Depending on which thermostat you select, you might benefit from a lot of additional features.

At Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc., we’ve got an array of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most basic models to the most modern learning thermostats. How can you know what is best for your space? First, take the time to understand 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 select which features are most important to your home.

Most programmable thermostats will let you schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re usually 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 let you program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on a different one. You’ll also want to look at the number of periods you can set up during the day. 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? Confirm that the thermostat you select can adapt to your needs.

For some people, 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 buy a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat will let you completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for every weekday.

Smart thermostats don’t just add more flexibility, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can regulate 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 household’s activity throughout the day. Some models don’t even need to be programmed—you just turn them on and they will figure everything out on their own over the span of a few days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling needs are, Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. will help you find the perfect thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll end up with ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Call us at 785-357-6200 to find out more, or book an appointment with us online.

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