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How do smart thermostats work in Louisville?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine being able to manage your home’s heating and cooling systems by saying a short phrase or by utilizing an app on your cell phone. Now, go beyond that point and visualize having something that can actually detect your routine and adjust automatically. As you will see, smart thermostats are pretty amazing advancements in technology that can bring a new level of convenience, energy savings, and even safety to your home. Take a moment to see how they work and what they can do for your family.

How do smart thermostats compare to traditional models?

In spite of their impressive capabilities, smart thermostats operate in a similar fashion to traditional models. Namely, they are hardwired directly to your HVAC system. You can also manually manipulate your home’s temperature by touching the device attached to your wall. But that’s about where the similarities conclude.

Louisville smart thermostats bridge to your home’s wireless internet

The primary difference between smart thermostats and traditional types is that they connect to your wireless network. This allows a whole range of exciting capabilities like smartphone accessibility and control. Basically, you can alter your comfort settings from wherever you are. Did you forget to lower the settings when departing on a trip? That’s OK. Simply go to the easy-to-use Vivint app on your smartphone and quickly change it. There are many other tasks you can complete with the app, including:

  • Change between cooling and heating
  • Set your system to a preprogrammed mode such as vacation, home, or sleep
  • Turn your fan on or off
  • Get alerts if comfort levels are automatically or manually adjusted

Change the temperature by simply saying a command

Your internet connection allows for one more incredible bonus as you are able to sync your thermostat to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you want to stay comfy on a cold winter’s evening and you don’t want to leave your toasty spot on the couch, just say a command like ”Hey Google, set the temperature to 73 degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat can adjust automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat actually takes convenience to a higher level by turning to its built-in Smart Assistant. When part of your smart home, the thermostat has the ability to utilize various sensors and other features like geolocation to tell if you’re home or away. Additionally, this smart device will even note your preferences and adjust accordingly. To illustrate, if you generally like things to be cooler in the evenings, the thermostat will take note and change it for you.

Built-in safety protection to counteract a fire

The automated aspect of your device also is important to your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat has an emergency HVAC shutoff when fire is detected to limit the spread of smoke and flames. You might also have it instantaneously engage the exhaust fan to help vent your house.

Lower your energy costs in Louisville

Your smart thermostat’s potential to adjust temperature settings on its own and your ability to modify them from a distance isn’t just nice to have, it’s good for your bottom line. If you change the settings 5 to 10 degrees for when you aren’t home, you are able to save quite a bit - up to 10% on utility costs.

Design your own Louisville smart home

Since you now have more insight into how smart thermostats work in Louisville, it’s time to integrate one into your home. The Vivint smart home experts are standing by to assist. Just dial (502) 483-0778 or fill out the following form to get started.