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How do smart thermostats work in Morgantown?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine having the chance to direct your home’s temperature by saying a short phrase or by going to an app on your cell phone. Now, take it beyond that point and envision having a device that will detect your preferred settings and automatically adapt. As you will see, smart thermostats are beneficial advancements in technology that are able to add convenience, energy reduction, and even safety to your life. Take a moment to get a better idea how they work and what they might do for your family.

How do smart thermostats compare to standard models?

It’s well established that smart thermostats are an exciting piece of home automation equipment but they’re still similar to older models in a couple of ways. Namely, they are hardwired directly to your HVAC system. You may also manually manipulate the comfort settings by interacting with the device attached to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the parallels end.

Morgantown smart thermostats link to your home’s wireless network

The all-important connection to the internet is the overriding factor in differentiating smart thermostats from past versions. Having your AC and heating equipment paired to the internet gives you accessibility and command like you’ve never had before. Basically, you are able to alter your heating and cooling levels from anywhere. Did you forget to decrease the temperature when leaving on a family excursion? No problem. All you need to do is open the intuitive Vivint app on your mobile device and quickly change it. There are various other tasks you can complete with the app, like:

  • Change between heating and cooling
  • Set your system to a preprogrammed mode like sleep, home, away, and vacation
  • Activate or deactivate your fan
  • Obtain updates when settings are automatically or manually adjusted

Change comfort levels by simply using your voice

Your internet connection allows for one more incredible bonus as you are able to sync your device to an Amazon or Google smart speaker. If you would like to stay warm on a frigid winter night and you don’t want to leave your snug seat in the recliner, just speak a command like ”Hey Google, set the temperature to 73 degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat will update automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat will take convenience to a higher level by using its available Smart Assistant. When part of your smart home, the thermostat can employ a range of sensors and other functionality like geolocation to determine if you’re in the house or not. Not to mention, this intelligent piece of equipment will actually grasp your preferences and alter settings to match. For example, if you typically prefer the temperature lower over night, the thermostat will take note and adjust it for you.

Built-in safety precaution in case of fire

The automated functionality also plays a role in your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat includes an emergency HVAC shutoff when fire is identified to limit the escalation of flames and smoke. You might also set it to instantly turn on the exhaust fan to help vent your home.

Reduce your energy costs in Morgantown

Your smart thermostat’s power to alter temperature settings automatically and your ability to manipulate them remotely isn’t just nice to have, it’s good for your bottom line. If you tweak temperatures 5 to 10 degrees for times you’re not there, you stand to save a good deal - up to 10% on utility expenses.

Customize your own Morgantown smart home

Now that you have more insight into how smart thermostats work in Morgantown, it’s time to incorporate one into your home. The Vivint home security experts are here to assist. Simply call (304) 903-6090 or complete the following form to start.