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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. Simply programming your thermostat for stretches when you’re sleeping or not at home can make a big impact without having a negative affect on your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you may be able to do even more.

At Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve got an array of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most simple models to the newest learning thermostats. How can you know what you need in your home? First, learn the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Each of these options 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 give you the chance to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re routinely there and gone. Depending on the model you choose, 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 allow you to program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on another. You’ll also want to review the number of periods you can set up during the 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? Confirm that the thermostat you choose can accommodate your needs.

For some people, being able to arrange 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 look into a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat lets you completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for every weekday.

Smart thermostats don’t just add more flexibility, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can regulate your home’s temperature regardless of where you are. 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 they will figure everything out on their own within several days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling desires are, Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning will help you find the best thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll end up with ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Give us a call at 801-305-4777 to find out more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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