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How do smart thermostats work in Springfield?

December 12, 2022
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Picture being able to control your home’s comfort settings by saying a short phrase or by going to an app on your cell phone. Now, take it even further and think about having something that will actually learn your preferred settings and adjust automatically. As you may soon realize, smart thermostats are beneficial technological advancements capable of adding more convenience, energy reduction, and even safety to your home. Continue reading to get a better idea how they work and what they are able to do for you.

How do smart thermostats compare to regular models?

It’s well established that smart thermostats are an exciting piece of smart home equipment but they’re still similar to previous models in various ways. Namely, they are wired straight to your HVAC system. You may also manually adjust the comfort settings by engaging with the unit fastened to your wall. But that’s just about where the parallels conclude.

Springfield smart thermostats connect to your home’s wireless internet

You may summarize the difference between standard thermostats and the new advanced versions in two words - internet connection. Having your heating and cooling system joined to the internet gives you access to your system like you’ve previously never experienced. Basically, you are able to alter your heating and cooling levels from anywhere. Did you neglect to decrease the settings when leaving on a trip? Don’t worry about it. Simply open the intuitive Vivint app on your cell phone and quickly change it. There are a range of other things you can do with the app, like:

  • Change between heating and cooling
  • Change your system to a specific mode like vacation, home, or sleep
  • Switch your fan on or off
  • Get notifications whenever temperatures are automatically or manually altered

Modify the temperature by simply using your voice

Your Wi-Fi connection gives you one more great benefit as you can sync your device to an Amazon or Google smart speaker. If you’re trying to stay comfortable on a chilly winter night and you don’t feel like leaving your toasty spot on the couch, just say a directive like “Alexa, turn up the thermostat three degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat can adjust automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat can take convenience to a new level by using its built-in Smart Assistant. When integrated into your smart home, the thermostat is able to use a range of sensors and other features like geolocation to determine if you’re at home or not. In addition, this smart component will even note your preferences and change settings to match. For example, if you usually like the house a bit cooler in the evenings, the thermostat will discern that and change it for you.

Integrated safety precaution to limit fire

The automated capability also impacts your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat features an emergency shutdown of your heating and cooling system when fire is found to limit the escalation of flames and smoke. You might also set it to instantly turn on the exhaust fan to aid in venting your property.

Decrease your utility costs in Springfield

Your smart thermostat’s potential to adjust temperature settings by itself and your ability to modify them remotely isn’t just nice to have, it’s smart for your bank account. If you change the settings between 5 to 10 degrees for when you aren’t home, you are able to save quite a bit - up to 10% on utility costs.

Get started on your own Springfield smart home

Since you now have a better idea of how smart thermostats work in Springfield, it’s time to integrate one into your home. The Vivint smart home experts are ready to help. Simply call (413) 277-7517 or fill out the following form to start.