How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is a big part of how much you are spending on energy costs. Just programming your thermostat for stretches when you’re sleeping or gone can make a big impact without having a negative affect on your comfort levels. Depending on which thermostat you select, you might benefit from a lot of additional features.

At Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning, we’ve got a selection of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most simple models to the most modern learning thermostats. How will you know what is best for your space? First, research 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 you.

Most programmable thermostats will give you the chance to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re typically there and not at home. Depending on the model you pick, you could be able to input 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 a different one. You’ll also want to review the number of periods you can select each 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? Confirm that the thermostat you choose can accommodate your needs.

For some homeowners, being able to set a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is plenty. But if you want more flexibility, it’s probably time to consider a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat allows you to completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for each individual 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 regardless of 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 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 after a short amount of time.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling wants are, Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning will help you find the perfect thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll end up with ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Contact us at 209-257-3156 to learn more, or book an appointment with us online.

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