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How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

Your thermostat is a huge factor in how much you are spending on energy costs. Simply programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or gone can make a great impact without having a negative affect on your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you might benefit from a lot of additional features.

At Kilbourne Heating & AC, we’ve got a selection of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most simple models to the newest learning thermostats. How will 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 want to determine which features are most important to you.

All programmable thermostats will allow you to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re typically there and gone. Depending on the model you choose, you might be able to enter 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 a separate schedule. You’ll also want to look at 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? Check that the thermostat you pick can adapt to your needs.

For some individuals, 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 day of the week.

Not only are smart thermostats more flexible, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can manage your home’s temperature no matter where you are. 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 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 let them figure everything out on their own over the span of a few days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling wants are, Kilbourne Heating & AC will help you find the perfect thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll get to enjoy ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Give us a call at 561-287-7071 to find out more, or schedule an appointment with us online.

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