How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

December 04, 2018

Your thermostat is a big part of how much you’re paying on your utility bills. Just programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or away can make a great impact without harming your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you may be able to do even more.

At Titan Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve got several programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most basic models to the state-of-the-art learning thermostats. How do you know what will work best for you? First, take the time to understand the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Each of these options can help you save energy and money, but you’ll want to determine which features are most important to you.

All programmable thermostats will allow you to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re typically there and gone. Depending on the model you pick, you could be able to record one schedule, which you may end up overriding on days you are actually 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 you can select each day. 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 choose can accommodate your needs.

For some homeowners, 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 consider 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 control your home’s temperature from anywhere. 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 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 let them figure everything out on their own within several days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling desires are, Titan Heating & Air Conditioning will help you find the most appropriate thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll get to enjoy ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Call us at 514-600-5499 to hear more, or arrange an appointment with us online.