How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

December 04, 2018

Your thermostat is a big part of how much you are spending on energy costs. Merely programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or away can make a great impact without having a negative affect on your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you can do a whole lot more to make an even bigger impact.

At Air Houston Mechanical LLC, we’ve got several programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most simple models to the most modern learning thermostats. How can you know what is best for your space? First, research 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 you.

The majority of programmable thermostats will let you schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re usually there and gone. Depending on the model you choose, you might be able to input one schedule, which you may end up overriding on the days you are home. Some models will allow you to 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 set up during the day. For instance, will you want the temperature setting 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 select can accommodate your needs.

For some individuals, being able to arrange a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is all they need. 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 regulate 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 they will figure everything out on their own within several days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling needs are, Air Houston Mechanical LLC will help you find the perfect thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll get to enjoy ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Call us at 832-224-3887 to learn more, or schedule an appointment with us online.