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Which Is Better: Programmable or Adaptable Thermostats?

programmable or adaptable thermostats

Fayetteville, North Carolina, residents might be familiar with traditional models of thermostats, but newer thermostat models offer much more control over home comfort. Learn why homeowners should look carefully at the features offered by programmable and adaptable thermostat models when thinking about their home comfort.

Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats allow you to set your indoor temperatures for up to seven days. This function allows you to program temperature changes for the week and/or the weekend. For example, if you work during the week, you may not run your HVAC system as much during the day when you aren’t at home.

While basic programmable thermostats can save money on your utility bills, you can’t always respond to sudden outdoor temperature changes if you’re away from the house and can’t be physically present to reset your thermostat.

Adaptable Thermostats

Adaptable thermostats, or smart thermostats, are Wi-Fi-enabled devices that allow you to control your thermostat from your smartphone or computer. Adaptable thermostats may also use motion sensors to detect whether someone is in the house and can adjust the temperature as necessary.

You can program your adaptable thermostat much like a programmable thermostat, but the best part is that you can make adjustments without being physically present in your home.

The Best Features in a Single Thermostat

If you don’t want to choose between using an adaptable thermostat and a programmable one, then you don’t have to pit one against the other. Several thermostats offer both functionalities. While you can have your interior temperatures set to change depending on the time of day, some units will allow you to override those presets. For example, the thermostat keeps the programmed settings, but if a motion detector senses someone has come home unexpectedly, the thermostat will override the settings to heat or cool the home as necessary.

When you’re planning for a new thermostat installation in your home, turn to your experts at Bass Air Conditioning Company. In addition to preventive HVAC system maintenance, we can help you to effectively manage your home’s heating and cooling needs. Call us today at (910) 672-8885 .

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