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How do smart thermostats work in The Woodlands?

December 12, 2022
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Consider having the chance to manage your home’s comfort settings by speaking a command or by going to an app on your smartphone. Now, go beyond that point and think about having something that can detect your routine and adjust automatically. As you may soon realize, smart thermostats are pretty amazing pieces of technology capable of adding convenience, energy conservation, and even safety to your household. Keep reading to see how they work and what they are able to do for you.

How do smart thermostats compare to regular models?

In spite of their unique abilities, smart thermostats operate in part like traditional versions. Namely, they are hardwired straight to your heating and cooling system. You may also manually raise and lower the comfort settings by touching the hardware connected to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the parallels finish.

The Woodlands smart thermostats connect to your home’s wireless internet

The critical connection to your home’s Wi-Fi is the easiest way to differentiate smart thermostats from standard models. Having your heating and cooling system paired to the internet gives you access to your system like you’ve previously never experienced. Essentially, you can adjust your HVAC system from wherever you are. Did you forget to lower the temperature when going on a trip? That’s OK. Simply open the easy-to-use Vivint app on your smartphone and quickly change it. There are many other things you can do with the app, like:

  • Change between HVAC modes
  • Adjust your system to a preprogrammed mode such as sleep, home, away, and vacation
  • Activate or deactivate your fan
  • Get alerts whenever comfort levels are manually or automatically altered

Alter the temperature by simply speaking a directive

Your wireless connection provides an additional incredible bonus as you can sync your device to an Amazon or Google smart speaker. If you would like to stay comfortable on a cold winter’s evening and you don’t want to leave your cozy spot on the couch, just speak a command like “Alexa, turn up the thermostat three degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat will update automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat actually takes convenience to a higher level by using its built-in Smart Assistant. When set up within your smart home, the thermostat can utilize a range of sensors and other features like geolocation to determine if you’re at home or not. In addition, this intelligent piece of equipment will actually learn your preferences and adjust accordingly. For example, if you usually prefer the house a bit cooler over night, the thermostat will observe that and change it for you.

Built-in safety protection to limit fire

The automated aspect of your device also plays a role in your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat includes an emergency shutoff of your HVAC equipment when fire is detected to limit the escalation of smoke and flames. You could also have it automatically turn on the exhaust fan to assist in venting your property.

Decrease your energy expenses in The Woodlands

Your smart thermostat’s ability to adjust HVAC settings automatically and your ability to manipulate them from any location isn’t just convenient, it’s smart for your bottom line. If you change temperatures up to 10 degrees for whenever you’re not there, you are able to save quite a bit - up to 10% on utility bills.

Design your own The Woodlands smart home

Since you now have a greater understanding of how smart thermostats work in The Woodlands, it’s time to bring one into your residence. The Vivint smart home experts are here to show you the way. Place a call to (346) 787-2806 or fill out the form on this page to begin.