How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

December 04, 2018

Your thermostat is a big part of how much you are spending on energy costs. Merely programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or away can make a large impact without having a negative affect on your comfort levels. Depending on the type of programmable thermostat you purchase, you may be able to do even more.

At Durable Service , we’ve got an array of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most uncomplicated models to the newest learning thermostats. How will you know what you need in your home? First, take the time to understand 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.

The majority of programmable thermostats will let you schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re typically there and not at home. Depending on the model you select, you could be able to input one schedule, which you may end up overriding on the days you are home. Some models will permit you to program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on a different one. You’ll also want to look at the number of periods you can select each day. For instance, will you want the temps different when you sleep, when you wake up, when you’re at work and when you are home in the evening? Check that the thermostat you pick can accommodate your needs.

For some people, being able to arrange a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is plenty. But if you want more flexibility, it’s probably time to look into a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat lets you completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for each individual day of the week.

Smart thermostats don’t just add more flexibility, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can manage 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 monitor your heating and cooling schedules based on the actual activity in your home. Some models don’t even need to be programmed—you just turn them on and let them figure everything out on their own within several days.

So, no matter what your heating and cooling needs are, Durable Service will help you find the most appropriate thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Contact us at 308-995-8177 to hear more, or schedule an appointment with us online.