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How do smart thermostats work in Arlington?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine having the ability to manage your home’s temperature by saying a command or by going to an app on your smartphone. Now, go beyond that point and envision having something that is able to actually detect your routine and automatically adjust. As you will see, smart thermostats are pretty amazing pieces of technology that can bring a new level of convenience, energy reduction, and even safety to your household. Keep reading to see how they work and what they are able to do for your property.

How do smart thermostats differ from traditional models?

It’s true that smart thermostats are an exciting piece of smart home equipment but they’re still similar to previous models in some ways. For example, they are connected directly to your HVAC system. You can also manually raise and lower your home’s temperature by touching the hardware connected to your wall. But that’s about where the parallels conclude.

Arlington smart thermostats bridge to your home’s Wi-Fi

The all-important connection to your wireless network is the easiest way to differentiate smart thermostats from standard models. By having this connection to the internet, you’re able to gain a new level of accessibility and control. Generally speaking, you may adjust your HVAC system from anywhere. Did you forget to turn down the temperature when leaving on a trip? No problem. Simply access the intuitive Vivint app on your cell phone and quickly change it. There are various other tasks you can complete with the app, such as:

  • Switch between HVAC modes
  • Change your system to a certain mode such as sleep, home, away, and vacation
  • Turn your fan on or off
  • Get alerts when comfort levels are automatically or manually altered

Modify the temperature by simply saying a command

Your wireless connection provides an additional great benefit as you can link your thermostat to an Amazon or Google smart speaker. If you would like to stay comfy on a cold winter’s evening and you don’t want to get up from your toasty seat in the recliner, just give an order like “Alexa, turn up the thermostat three degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat can adjust automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat actually takes convenience to another level by using its available Smart Assistant. When set up within your smart home, the thermostat can utilize various sensors and other capabilities like geolocation to determine if you’re in the house or not. In addition, this intelligent device will even note your preferences and change settings correspondingly. To illustrate, if you usually prefer the house a bit cooler at night, the thermostat will take note and do it for you.

Built-in safety measure in case of fire

The automated functionality also is important to your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat includes an emergency HVAC shutoff when fire is identified to control the escalation of flames and smoke. You could also set it to instantaneously turn on the exhaust fan to aid in venting your house.

Lower your energy bills in Arlington

Your smart thermostat’s power to adapt temperatures automatically and your ability to modify them from a distance isn’t just nice to have, it’s a plus for your bottom line. If you tweak the settings up to 10 degrees for times you are away, you can save quite a bit - up to 10% on energy costs.

Design your own Arlington smart home

Now that you have a better idea of how smart thermostats work in Arlington, it’s time to incorporate one into your home. The Vivint home automation experts are here to help. Place a call to (703) 791-1576 or submit the form below to start.