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How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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Your thermostat is a huge factor in how much you’re paying on your utility bills. Just programming your thermostat for stretches when you’re sleeping or gone can make a large impact without negatively affecting 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 Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc, 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 will work best for you? 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.

The majority of programmable thermostats will let you schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re usually there and away. Depending on the model you select, you may 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 review the number of periods you can set up during the day. 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 adapt to your needs.

For some people, being able to establish a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is plenty. 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 every day of the week.

Smart thermostats don’t just add more flexibility, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can regulate your home’s temperature regardless of where you are. 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 adapt 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 over the span of a few days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling needs are, Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc will help you find the most appropriate thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Give us a call at 262-358-9468 to hear more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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