How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is a huge factor in how much your energy bills are every month. Simply programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or away can make a great impact without having a negative affect on your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you may be able to do even more.

At Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we’ve got a selection of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most basic models to the most modern learning thermostats. How do you know what you need in your home? First, research 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 comfort.

The majority of programmable thermostats will let you schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re usually there and not at home. Depending on the model you select, you could be able to record one schedule, which you may end up overriding on weekends or other days you’re home. Some models will permit you to program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on another. You’ll also want to look at the number of periods during each day you can set up. 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? Be sure the thermostat you select can adapt to your needs.

For some individuals, being able to arrange a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is all they need. But if you want added 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 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 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 within several days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling needs are, Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. will help you find the best thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Call us at 662-350-0343 to learn more, or schedule an appointment with us online.

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