How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is a big part of how much your energy bills are every month. Simply programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or away can make a large impact without harming your comfort levels. Depending on which thermostat you select, 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 simple models to the newest learning thermostats. How will you know what you need in your home? First, learn the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Each of these options can help you save energy and money, but you’ll need to select which features are most important to your home comfort.

All 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 may be able to record one schedule, which you may end up overriding on days you are actually 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 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 set 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 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 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 within several 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 407-908-8651 to hear more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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