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How Learning Thermostats are Different from Programmable Thermostats

Your thermostat is a huge factor in how much your energy bills are every month. Just programming your thermostat for stretches when you’re sleeping or gone can make a big impact without harming your comfort levels. Depending on which thermostat you select, you can do a whole lot more to make an even bigger impact.

At Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc., we’ve got an array of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most uncomplicated models to the newest learning thermostats. How do you know what you need in your home? First, research the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Either of these can help you save energy and money, but you’ll need to decide which features are most important to you.

All 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 may be able to record one schedule, which you may end up overriding on the days you are home. Some models will let you program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on a separate schedule. You’ll also want to review the number of periods you can set up during the 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? Confirm that the thermostat you select can meet your needs.

For some homeowners, being able to set a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is plenty. 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 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 regardless of where you are. Some models 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 actual daily activity. 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 wants are, Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. will help you find the perfect thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll get to enjoy ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Call us at 918-682-8238 to learn more, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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