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How do smart thermostats work in Auburn?

December 12, 2022
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Picture having the ability to manage your home’s heating and cooling systems by speaking a simple directive or by going to an app on your smartphone. Now, take it a step further and think about having a device that is able to learn your routine and adjust automatically. As you may soon realize, smart thermostats are pretty amazing pieces of technology capable of adding a new level of convenience, energy conservation, and even safety to your household. Continue reading to get a better idea how they work and what they might do for you.

How are smart thermostats different from traditional models?

Notwithstanding their impressive capabilities, smart thermostats work in part like standard models. Namely, they are wired right to your heating and cooling system. You are also able to manually raise and lower the comfort settings by touching the unit attached to your wall. But that’s just about where the commonalities finish.

Auburn smart thermostats bridge to your home’s wireless network

The main difference between smart thermostats and standard models is that they bond to your property’s Wi-Fi network. This allows a whole range of possibilities like remote control and accessibility. Generally speaking, you can modify your HVAC system from wherever you are. Did you not remember to lower the temperature when leaving on vacation? No problem. Just go to the easy-to-use Vivint app on your mobile device and take care of it. There are a range of other tasks you can complete with the app, such as:

  • Shift between cooling and heating
  • Adjust your system to a certain mode such as sleep, home, away, and vacation
  • Switch your fan on or off
  • Obtain alerts whenever comfort levels are manually or automatically adjusted

Change the temperature by simply speaking a directive

Your internet connection gives you an additional incredible benefit as you are able to link your thermostat to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you want to stay comfy on a chilly winter’s evening and you don’t want to get up from your snug seat on the couch, just say a directive like “Alexa, turn up the thermostat three degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat actually adjusts on its own

The Vivint Smart Thermostat will take convenience to a higher level with its available Smart Assistant. When set up within your smart home, the thermostat can use a range of sensors and other functionality like geolocation to discern if you’re at home or not. In addition, this adaptive piece of equipment will actually note your preferences and alter settings correspondingly. For instance, if you generally prefer the temperature lower at night, the thermostat will take note and do it for you.

Integrated safety measure to counteract a fire

The automated functionality also plays a role in your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat has an emergency shutoff of your HVAC equipment when fire is detected to control the spread of smoke and flames. You could also have it instantaneously activate the exhaust fan to help vent your house.

Reduce your energy expenses in Auburn

Your smart thermostat’s power to adjust HVAC settings by itself and your ability to change them remotely isn’t just a nice feature, it’s good for your bottom line. If you tweak your comfort levels between 5 to 10 degrees for when you aren’t home, you can save quite a bit - up to 10% on energy bills.

Get started on your own Auburn smart home

Now that you have more insight into how smart thermostats work in Auburn, it’s time to incorporate one into your residence. The Vivint home security experts are here to assist. Just dial (334) 378-2297 or complete the following form to get started.