How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is key to how much your energy bills are every month. Simply programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or gone 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 Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc, we’ve got a selection of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most uncomplicated models to the newest learning thermostats. How will you know what is best for your space? First, learn the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Both can help you save energy and money, but you’ll want to determine 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 usually there and away. Depending on the model you pick, you might be able to input 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 look at the number of periods you can set up during the 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 accommodate your needs.

For some individuals, being able to arrange a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is enough. But if you want more flexibility, it’s probably time to buy a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat allows you to 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 regardless of where you are. 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 adjust your heating and cooling schedules based on the actual activity in your home. Some models don’t even need to be programmed—you just turn them on and let them figure everything out on their own within several days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling needs are, Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc will help you find the most appropriate thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll end up with ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Give us a call at 772-205-3269 to find out more, or schedule an appointment with us online.

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