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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. Merely programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or not at home can make a big impact without having a negative affect on your comfort levels. Depending on the type of programmable thermostat you purchase, you can do a whole lot more to make an even bigger impact.

At Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve got an array of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most uncomplicated models to the state-of-the-art learning thermostats. How will you know what is best for your space? First, research the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Either of these can help you save energy and money, but you’ll want to determine which features are most important to you.

Most programmable thermostats will allow you to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re routinely there and gone. 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 permit you to program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on a different one. You’ll also want to review the number of periods during each day you can set up. 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 pick can adapt to your needs.

For some individuals, being able to establish a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is all they need. But if you want additional flexibility, it’s probably time to consider a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat will let you completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for each individual day of the week.

Flexibility isn’t the only benefit that smart thermostats provide, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can manage your home’s temperature from anywhere. 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 monitor 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 give them time to figure everything out on their own after a short amount of time.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling desires are, Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning 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 805-242-9638 to hear more, or schedule an appointment with us online.

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