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Which Is Better for Home Comfort: Programmable or Adaptable Thermostats?

Understanding the difference between programmable or adaptable thermostats can help you pick the right one for your Savannah, Georgia, home.

Having an accurate thermostat has long been one of the most important keys for a comfortable home. Now, homeowners can choose from a dizzying variety of thermostats that go further than just keeping their home at the right temperature. 

There are two main types: programmable and adaptable. Understanding the difference can help you pick the right thermostat for your Savannah, Georgia, home. Here’s a small breakdown to help you pick the thermostat that’ll work best for you.

Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats are easy to use and often one of the most budget-friendly options available. These systems allow users to program a daily schedule for their HVAC system to create a variable temperature. This keeps your home at the temperature that you like when you’re home and saves energy when you’re away.

Depending on the thermostat purchased, there are various levels of programmability. Some simply have two times that are set during the day when the temperature changes, while others have sleep/wake/leave/return cycles that make for added customization. 

Adaptable Thermostats

Adaptable thermostats are the latest generation of smart thermostat technology. Designed to track your schedule and adjust appropriately, these thermostats don’t require exact schedules and are excellent at saving electricity while still keeping your home comfortable.

These systems can be set manually to your desired temperature, but they work the best when allowed to track and conform to you and your family’s schedule. Since they’re adaptable, your schedule doesn’t need to be constant. Due to the increased level of technology, these systems are more expensive than programmable thermostats.

Two Features in One

Many systems have both programmable and adaptable features, allowing homeowners to plug in their desired schedule, but still have the thermostat track comings and goings, creating a more holistic heating and cooling schedule. This not only saves energy, but it keeps your home as comfortable as possible. 

Both programmable and adaptable thermostats have their strengths. If you’re interested in getting a new thermostat, programmable or adaptable, give McDevitt Air a call today at 877-692-9402 to set up a consultation!

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