How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is a big part of how much you’re paying on your utility bills. Merely programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or gone can make a large impact without negatively affecting your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you may be able to do even more.

At Effective Service Group, LLC, we’ve got a selection of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most basic models to the most modern learning thermostats. How will you know what is best for your space? 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 need to decide which features are most important to your home.

The majority of programmable thermostats will let you schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re routinely there and gone. Depending on the model you choose, you might be able to record one schedule, which you may end up overriding on days you are actually home. Some models will permit you to program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on a separate schedule. You’ll also want to check the number of periods you can set up during the 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 pick can meet your needs.

For some people, being able to establish 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 every weekday.

Smart thermostats don’t just add more flexibility, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can regulate your home’s temperature from anywhere. Some selections 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 your household’s activity throughout the day. 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, Effective Service Group, LLC will help you find the best thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll get to enjoy ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Call us at 973-884-0065 to find out more, or schedule an appointment with us online.

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