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 stretches when you’re sleeping or gone can make a great impact without having a negative affect on your comfort levels. Depending on the type of programmable thermostat you purchase, you might benefit from a lot of additional features.

At Twin Air LLC, we’ve got a selection of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most simple models to the most modern learning thermostats. How can you know what will work best for you? First, take the time to understand 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 select 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 routinely there and not at home. Depending on the model you pick, you may be able to input 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 another. You’ll also want to look at the number of periods you can select each day. 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? Confirm that the thermostat you select can adapt to your needs.

For some individuals, being able to arrange a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is plenty. But if you want more flexibility, it’s probably time to look into a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat lets 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 from anywhere. 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 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, Twin 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. Contact us at 703-666-8907 to learn more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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