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How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

Your thermostat is a huge factor in how much you’re paying on your utility bills. Simply programming your thermostat for periods when you’re sleeping or away can make a great impact without negatively affecting your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you can do a whole lot more to make an even bigger impact.

At Eco Fresh HVAC Inc., we’ve got an array of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most basic models to the newest learning thermostats. How do 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 need to select which features are most important to your home comfort.

Most programmable thermostats will give you the chance to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re routinely there and not at home. Depending on the model you pick, you might 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 separate schedule. You’ll also want to check the number of periods you can select each 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 choose can accommodate 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 added flexibility, it’s probably time to look into 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 manage 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 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 within several days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling wants are, Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. 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 714-855-1717 to find out more, or schedule an appointment with us online.

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