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How do smart thermostats work in Florence?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine having the ability to direct your home’s comfort settings by vocalizing a simple directive or by going to an app on your mobile device. Now, go beyond that point and think about having something that will actually discern your preferences and automatically adapt. As you can see, smart thermostats are pretty amazing advancements in technology that can bring convenience, energy savings, and even safety to your household. Continue reading to see how they work and what they can do for you.

How do smart thermostats compare to traditional models?

It goes without saying that smart thermostats are an exciting piece of home automation equipment but they’re still similar to older models in some ways. Namely, they are wired right to your HVAC system. You are also able to manually adjust the temperature by engaging with the hardware fastened to your wall. But that’s about where the parallels end.

Florence smart thermostats connect to your home’s wireless internet

You are able to sum up the difference between standard thermostats and newer, automated ones in two words - internet connection. This introduces a multitude of new features like remote access and control. Basically, you can adjust your comfort settings from any location. Did you forget to turn down the heat when going on a trip? Don’t worry about it. Just open the intuitive Vivint app on your smartphone 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 specific mode such as home, vacation, or sleep
  • Turn your fan on or off
  • Get alerts when comfort levels are automatically or manually altered

Modify the temperature by simply speaking a directive

Your internet connection gives you an additional incredible bonus as you are able to pair your thermostat to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you would like to stay warm on a cold mid-winter night and you don’t want to get up from your toasty spot on the couch, just say an order like “Alexa, turn up the thermostat three degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat will update automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat will take convenience to a new level by using its available Smart Assistant. When integrated into your smart home, the thermostat is able to employ various sensors and other features like geolocation to tell if you’re in the house or not. Not to mention, this smart device will actually grasp your preferences and adjust accordingly. For instance, if you generally like the house a bit cooler in the evenings, the thermostat will take note and change it for you.

Integrated safety precaution to limit fire

The automated functionality also plays a role in your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat includes an emergency HVAC shutoff when fire is detected to decrease the escalation of flames and smoke. You could also program it automatically turn on the exhaust fan to help vent your property.

Lower your utility expenses in Florence

Your smart thermostat’s power to adjust HVAC settings on its own and your ability to modify them remotely isn’t just convenient, it’s a plus for your bottom line. If you adjust the settings 5 to 10 degrees for when you’re not there, you stand to save a good deal - up to 10% on energy expenses.

Design your own Florence smart home

Since you now have a better idea of how smart thermostats work in Florence, it’s time to integrate one into your residence. The Vivint smart home professionals are standing by to help. Simply call (843) 438-7320 or fill out the form on this page to start.