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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 periods when you’re sleeping or gone can make a great impact without harming your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you might benefit from a lot of additional features.

At Smyth Air Conditioning Inc, we’ve got a selection of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most basic models to the state-of-the-art learning thermostats. How do you know what is best for your space? 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 your home.

Most programmable thermostats will let you schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re typically there and gone. Depending on the model you pick, you could be able to enter one schedule, which you may end up overriding on days you are actually home. Some models will allow you to program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on another. You’ll also want to check the number of periods you can select each 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 choose can accommodate your needs.

For some individuals, being able to establish a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is plenty. But if you want additional flexibility, it’s probably time to buy a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat allows you to completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for every day of the week.

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 adapt 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 let them figure everything out on their own over the span of a few days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling wants are, Smyth 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. Call us at 561-533-6066 to hear more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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