Man programming thermostat

How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

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 not at home can make a large impact without harming your comfort levels. Depending on the type of programmable thermostat you purchase, you may be able to do even more.

At Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc, we’ve got an array of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most simple models to the most modern learning thermostats. How do you know what is best for your space? 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.

All programmable thermostats will let you schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re usually there and away. Depending on the model you pick, you may 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 a separate schedule. You’ll also want to look at the number of periods you can select each 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 accommodate your needs.

For some people, being able to establish a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is enough. But if you want more flexibility, it’s probably time to consider a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat will let you completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for every day of the week.

Not only are smart thermostats more flexible, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can regulate 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 monitor your heating and cooling schedules based on your household’s activity throughout the day. 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 after a short amount of time.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling needs are, Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc will help you find the perfect thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll get to enjoy ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Contact us at 715-301-0256 to find out more, or schedule an appointment with us online.

Back To Blog