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How do smart thermostats work in Richmond?

December 12, 2022
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Consider having the chance to direct your home’s temperature by speaking a command or by using an app on your mobile device. Now, go beyond that point and visualize having something that will detect your routine and automatically adjust. As you may soon realize, smart thermostats are pretty amazing pieces of technology capable of adding more convenience, energy savings, and even safety to your household. Continue reading to get a better idea how they work and what they can do for your family.

How do smart thermostats compare to standard models?

Notwithstanding their special capabilities, smart thermostats operate in part like regular versions. For example, they are hardwired straight to your HVAC system. You are also able to manually raise and lower the comfort settings by interacting with the hardware attached to your wall. But that’s just about where the similarities finish.

Richmond smart thermostats link to your home’s Wi-Fi

You are able to sum up the difference between regular thermostats and the new advanced versions in two words - Wi-Fi connection. This allows a wealth of new features like smartphone control and accessibility. Generally speaking, you may alter your comfort settings from anywhere. Did you neglect to decrease the temperature when going on vacation? Don’t worry about it. Just go to the convenient Vivint app on your smartphone and take care of it. There are many other actions you can take with the app, such as:

  • Shift between cooling and heating
  • Adjust your system to a specific mode such as sleep, home, away, and vacation
  • Switch your fan on or off
  • Get alerts if temperatures are manually or automatically adjusted

Modify the temperature by simply saying a command

Your Wi-Fi connection provides one more great bonus as you can pair your device to an Amazon or Google smart speaker. If you’re trying to stay comfortable on a frigid mid-winter night and you don’t want to get up from your cozy place on the couch, just speak a directive like ”Alexa, turn the heat up two degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat will update automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat can take convenience to a higher level by using its built-in Smart Assistant. When integrated into your smart home, the thermostat is able to utilize in-home sensors and other features like geolocation to determine if you’re at home or not. In addition, this intelligent component will even note your preferences and change settings accordingly. For instance, if you generally like the temperature lower over night, the thermostat will take note and change it for you.

Integrated safety measure to limit fire

The automated aspect of your device also is important to your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat has an emergency shutdown of your heating and cooling system when fire is found to control the spread of flames and smoke. You might also set it to instantaneously turn on the exhaust fan to aid in venting your house.

Decrease your utility bills in Richmond

Your smart thermostat’s power to adapt HVAC settings automatically and your ability to modify them from any location isn’t just convenient, it’s good for your bottom line. If you tweak the settings up to 10 degrees for when you are away, you can save quite a bit - up to 10% on utility expenses.

Get started on your own Richmond smart home

Now that you have a better idea of how smart thermostats work in Richmond, it’s time to incorporate one into your residence. The Vivint home automation professionals are standing by to help. Just dial (804) 534-2782 or submit the following form to begin.