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How do smart thermostats work in Seattle?

December 12, 2022
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Picture having the ability to direct your home’s comfort settings by vocalizing a simple directive or by going to an app on your smartphone. Now, take it beyond that point and think about having a device that is able to detect your routine and automatically adjust. As you will see, smart thermostats are beneficial advancements in technology capable of adding convenience, energy savings, and even safety to your home. Continue reading to understand how they work and what they can do for you.

How are smart thermostats different from regular models?

In spite of their impressive capabilities, smart thermostats operate similarly to regular styles. For example, they are wired right to your heating and cooling system. You can also manually manipulate the comfort settings by touching the unit fastened to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the parallels conclude.

Seattle smart thermostats link to your home’s wireless internet

The crucial connection to the internet is the easiest way to differentiate smart thermostats from their older counterparts. This opens a whole range of exciting capabilities such as off-site control and accessibility. Generally speaking, you are able to adjust your comfort settings from wherever you are. Did you neglect to decrease the heat when leaving on a family excursion? That’s OK. Just access the convenient Vivint app on your mobile device and make the adjustments. There are a range of other tasks you can complete with the app, such as:

  • Switch between heating and cooling
  • Set your system to a certain mode such as home, vacation, or sleep
  • Turn your fan on or off
  • Obtain alerts whenever settings are automatically or manually altered

Change the temperature by simply saying a command

Your internet connection allows for one more incredible advantage as you may sync your device to an Amazon or Google smart speaker. If you’re trying to stay warm on a cold winter’s evening and you don’t feel like leaving your snug seat on the couch, just give a command like “Alexa, turn up the thermostat three degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat actually adjusts on its own

The Vivint Smart Thermostat will take convenience to a new level with its built-in Smart Assistant. When part of your smart home, the thermostat is able to use a range of sensors and other functionality like geolocation to discern if you’re in the house or not. In addition, this adaptive device will actually learn your preferences and change settings to match. For example, if you typically prefer the temperature lower in the evenings, the thermostat will take note and change it for you.

Integrated safety precaution in case of fire

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

Decrease your energy costs in Seattle

Your smart thermostat’s ability to adapt temperature settings by itself and your ability to change them from any location isn’t just convenient, it’s good for your bottom line. If you tweak temperatures up to 10 degrees for whenever you aren’t home, you can save a noticeable amount - up to 10% on energy costs.

Get started on your own Seattle smart home

Now that you have more insight into how smart thermostats work in Seattle, it’s time to incorporate one into your property. The Vivint home automation specialists are standing by to show you the way. Place a call to (206) 590-6257 or fill out the following form to begin.