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How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

Your thermostat is key to how much you’re paying on your utility bills. Simply programming your thermostat for periods when you’re sleeping or not at home can make a big impact without negatively affecting your comfort levels. Depending on which thermostat you select, you might benefit from a lot of additional features.

At Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc, we’ve got a selection 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. Both can help you save energy and money, but you’ll need to decide which features are most important to your home comfort.

Most programmable thermostats will allow you to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re usually there and away. Depending on the model you pick, you could be able to enter one schedule, which you may end up overriding on weekends or other days you’re 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 check 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? Confirm that the thermostat you select can accommodate your needs.

For some homeowners, being able to arrange a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is enough. But if you want additional 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.

Smart thermostats don’t just add more flexibility, 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 adapt 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 desires are, Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc will help you find the best thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Call us at 224-412-8308 to find out more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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