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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. Just programming your thermostat for stretches when you’re sleeping or away can make a great impact without negatively affecting your comfort levels. Depending on the type of programmable thermostat you purchase, you may be able to do even more.

At Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve got several programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most uncomplicated models to the state-of-the-art learning thermostats. How will you know what will work best for you? 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.

All programmable thermostats will allow you to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re usually there and not at home. Depending on the model you pick, you could be able to enter 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 different one. You’ll also want to check the number of periods during each day you can set up. 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? Be sure the thermostat you pick can accommodate your needs.

For some people, being able to set 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 look into a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat will let you completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for every weekday.

Not only are smart thermostats more flexible, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can manage your home’s temperature regardless of 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 adjust 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 over the span of a few days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling desires are, Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning will help you find the most appropriate thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Contact us at 912-208-2470 to learn more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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