How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is key to how much you are spending on energy costs. Simply programming your thermostat for periods when you’re sleeping or not at home can make a great impact without harming your comfort levels. Depending on which thermostat you select, you may be able to do even more.

At Stan's Heating, Inc , we’ve got several programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most basic models to the state-of-the-art learning thermostats. How can you know what will work best for you? First, research 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 you.

Most programmable thermostats will give you the chance to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re usually there and away. Depending on the model you pick, you could be able to input one schedule, which you may end up overriding on the days you are 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 check 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? Check that the thermostat you select can adapt to your needs.

For some individuals, 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 buy a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat lets you 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 actual daily activity. 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 desires are, Stan's Heating, Inc will help you find the best thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Contact us at 541-286-6602 to find out more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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