Your thermostat is a big part of how much your energy bills are every month. Just programming your thermostat for stretches 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 Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning, we’ve got several programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most uncomplicated models to the most modern learning thermostats. How can you know what is best for your space? 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 decide which features are most important to you.
The majority of programmable thermostats will let you schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re usually there and gone. Depending on the model you select, you could be able to enter 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 another. 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 choose can meet 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 additional flexibility, it’s probably time to consider a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat will let you completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for every weekday.
Flexibility isn’t the only benefit that smart thermostats provide, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can control your home’s temperature regardless of 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 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 desires are, Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning will help you find the most appropriate thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Give us a call at 209-257-3156 to find out more, or schedule an appointment with us online.