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How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

Your thermostat is a big part of 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 may be able to do even more.

At Osceola Air, LLC, we’ve got a selection of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most basic models to the most modern learning thermostats. How will 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 select which features are most important to your home comfort.

The majority of programmable thermostats will give you the chance to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re typically there and gone. Depending on the model you pick, you might be able to record 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 review the number of periods during each day you can set up. 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 pick can meet 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 additional flexibility, it’s probably time to consider a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat lets you completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for every 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 models 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 adjust your heating and cooling schedules based on the actual activity in your home. 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, Osceola Air, LLC 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 407-477-6319 to learn more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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