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. Simply programming your thermostat for stretches when you’re sleeping or not at home can make a big 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 Schagrin Gas Company, we’ve got an array of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most uncomplicated models to the newest learning thermostats. How can you know what will work best for you? 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 your home.

The majority of 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 may be able to record 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 check 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 select can adapt to your needs.

For some homeowners, being able to establish a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is all they need. But if you want added flexibility, it’s probably time to consider a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat will let you 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 manage 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 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 needs are, Schagrin Gas Company will help you find the perfect thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Give us a call at 302-231-1380 to learn more, or schedule an appointment with us online.

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