How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is key to how much you’re paying on your utility bills. Simply programming your thermostat for stretches when you’re sleeping or away can make a big impact without harming your comfort levels. Depending on the type of programmable thermostat you purchase, you might benefit from a lot of additional features.

At Dynamic Comfort Solutions, we’ve got an array of 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. Either of these can help you save energy and money, but you’ll need to decide which features are most important to you.

Most programmable thermostats will let you 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 enter one schedule, which you may end up overriding on weekends or other days you’re home. Some models will allow you to program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on a separate schedule. 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? Be sure the thermostat you choose can accommodate your needs.

For some individuals, being able to set a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is plenty. But if you want added flexibility, it’s probably time to look into a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat will let you completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for each individual day of the week.

Not only are smart thermostats more flexible, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can control your home’s temperature no matter 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 monitor 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 let them figure everything out on their own over the span of a few days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling wants are, Dynamic Comfort Solutions will help you find the most appropriate thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll end up with ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Call us at 704-485-5506 to learn more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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