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How do smart thermostats work in San Diego?

December 12, 2022
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Consider having the chance to direct your home’s comfort settings by vocalizing a short phrase or by utilizing an app on your mobile device. Now, take it beyond that point and visualize having something that is able to discern your preferred settings and automatically adapt. As you can see, smart thermostats are beneficial advancements in technology that can bring convenience, energy conservation, and even safety to your life. Take a moment to see how they work and what they are able to do for your property.

How are smart thermostats different from regular models?

Even though smart thermostats give you an array of beneficial features, they are comparable in a few ways to the ones we have always used. For example, they are hardwired straight to your heating and cooling system. You are also able to manually adjust your home’s temperature by engaging with the device attached to your wall. But that’s just about where the parallels finish.

San Diego smart thermostats bridge to your home’s wireless network

The primary difference between smart thermostats and traditional styles is that they link to your property’s Wi-Fi network. This introduces a multitude of exciting capabilities including remote access and control. Generally speaking, you are able to adjust your HVAC system from wherever you are. Did you neglect to turn down the temperature when going on vacation? Don’t worry about it. Simply open the convenient Vivint app on your smartphone and quickly change it. There are various other tasks you can complete with the app, including:

  • Switch between HVAC modes
  • Set your system to a preprogrammed mode like vacation, home, or sleep
  • Switch your fan on or off
  • Get alerts if comfort levels are automatically or manually altered

Modify the temperature by simply saying a command

Your Wi-Fi connection provides one more incredible advantage as you may sync your unit to an Amazon or Google smart speaker. If you want to stay comfy on a frigid mid-winter night and you don’t want to leave your snug seat on the couch, just say a command like ”Alexa, turn the heat up two degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat actually adjusts on its own

The Vivint Smart Thermostat can take convenience to a higher level by turning to its available Smart Assistant. When part of your smart home, the thermostat has the ability to utilize in-home sensors and other features like geolocation to discern if you’re at home or not. Additionally, this intelligent component will even note your preferences and adjust accordingly. For instance, if you typically prefer the house a bit cooler in the evenings, the thermostat will take note and change it for you.

Integrated safety measure to counteract a fire

The automated aspect of your device also plays a role in your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat features an emergency shutdown of your heating and cooling system when fire is found to control the escalation of flames and smoke. You can also have it instantaneously turn on the exhaust fan to aid in venting your home.

Decrease your utility bills in San Diego

Your smart thermostat’s ability to adjust HVAC settings on its own and your ability to manipulate them from any location isn’t just nice to have, it’s good for your bank account. If you adjust the settings between 5 to 10 degrees for times you’re not there, you stand to save quite a bit - up to 10% on utility costs.

Design your own San Diego smart home

Since you now have more insight into how smart thermostats work in San Diego, it’s time to bring one into your residence. The Vivint smart home experts are standing by to help. Place a call to (619) 492-4324 or submit the following form to start.