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How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

Your thermostat is a huge factor in how much you’re paying on your utility bills. Merely programming your thermostat for stretches when you’re sleeping or gone can make a great impact without harming your comfort levels. Depending on which thermostat you select, you may be able to do even more.

At Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve got a selection of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most basic models to the most modern learning thermostats. How will you know what you need in your home? First, take the time to understand the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Both can help you save energy and money, but you’ll need to decide which features are most important to your home.

All programmable thermostats will allow you to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re routinely there and away. Depending on the model you pick, you could be able to input one schedule, which you may end up overriding on weekends or other days you’re home. Some models will let you program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on a separate schedule. 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 pick can meet your needs.

For some homeowners, being able to set a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is plenty. But if you want additional 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 weekday.

Flexibility isn’t the only benefit that smart thermostats provide, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can regulate your home’s temperature no matter 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 monitor 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 let them figure everything out on their own after a short amount of time.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling wants are, Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning will help you find the perfect thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll end up with ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Call us at 601-292-9763 to find out more, or book an appointment with us online.

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