How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is a huge factor in how much you are spending on energy costs. Merely programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or gone can make a big impact without having a negative affect on your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you may be able to do even more.

At Mighty Ducts, we’ve got several programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most simple models to the state-of-the-art learning thermostats. How can you know what you need in your home? First, take the time to understand the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Each of these options can help you save energy and money, but you’ll want to determine which features are most important to you.

All programmable thermostats will give you the chance to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re usually there and gone. Depending on the model you pick, you could be able to enter 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 a separate schedule. You’ll also want to review 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? Confirm that the thermostat you choose can adapt to your needs.

For some homeowners, being able to arrange a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is plenty. 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 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 adapt 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 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, Mighty Ducts 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 714-464-3376 to find out more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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