How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is a big part of how much you’re paying on your utility bills. Simply programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or not at home can make a big impact without negatively affecting your comfort levels. Depending on the type of programmable thermostat you purchase, you might benefit from a lot of additional features.

At Farnell Mechanical, 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. Both can help you save energy and money, but you’ll need to decide which features are most important to your home.

Most programmable thermostats will let you schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re routinely 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 weekends or other days you’re home. Some models will let you program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on another. You’ll also want to look at the number of periods you can select each day. For instance, will you want the temperature in your house 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 select can adapt to your needs.

For some people, being able to arrange 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 will let 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 regulate your home’s temperature no matter where you are. Some types 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 over the span of a few days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling needs are, Farnell Mechanical, Inc. will help you find the perfect thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Contact us at 334-245-4748 to learn more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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