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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 not at home can make a large impact without negatively affecting your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you may be able to do even more.

At North Mechanical Heating and Cooling, we’ve got an array of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most basic models to the most modern learning thermostats. How do you know what is best for your space? First, learn the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Either of these can help you save energy and money, but you’ll need to select which features are most important to you.

The majority of programmable thermostats will let you schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re typically there and gone. Depending on the model you pick, you could be able to enter one schedule, which you may end up overriding on the days you are 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 check 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 choose can meet your needs.

For some people, 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 manage your home’s temperature from anywhere. 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 adapt your heating and cooling schedules based on your household’s activity throughout the day. 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 wants are, North Mechanical Heating and Cooling will help you find the perfect thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll get to enjoy ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Contact us at 928-263-8570 to learn more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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