How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is key to how much you’re paying on your utility bills. Just programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or gone can make a large impact without harming your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you might benefit from a lot of additional features.

At White Mechanical, Inc., we’ve got a selection of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most simple models to the state-of-the-art learning thermostats. How do you know what will work best for you? First, learn the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Both can help you save energy and money, but you’ll need to select which features are most important to you.

Most programmable thermostats will give you the chance to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re usually there and not at home. Depending on the model you pick, you could be able to enter one schedule, which you may end up overriding on the days you are home. Some models will allow 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? Check that the thermostat you pick can accommodate your needs.

For some individuals, being able to arrange 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 allows you to completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for each individual 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 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 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 within several days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling needs are, White Mechanical, Inc. will help you find the most appropriate thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Call us at 949-284-6382 to learn more, or schedule an appointment with us online.

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