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How do smart thermostats work in Lancaster?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine having the ability to manage your home’s heating and cooling systems by vocalizing a simple directive or by going to an app on your cell phone. Now, go a step further and visualize having something that is able to discern your preferred settings and adjust automatically. As you can see, smart thermostats are pretty amazing advancements in technology that can bring more convenience, energy reduction, and even safety to your home. Keep reading to get a better idea how they work and what they might do for your family.

How do smart thermostats differ from standard models?

Notwithstanding their special features, smart thermostats operate in a similar fashion to standard models. For instance, they are wired right to your HVAC system. You are also able to manually adjust your home’s temperature by engaging with the hardware connected to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the similarities end.

Lancaster smart thermostats connect to your home’s wireless internet

You are able to summarize the difference between traditional thermostats and newer, automated ones in two words - Wi-Fi connection. Having your HVAC equipment paired to the internet gives you access to your system like you’ve never had before. Basically, you are able to modify your heating and cooling levels from anywhere. Did you not remember to turn down the settings when going on a family excursion? No problem. Just access the convenient Vivint app on your mobile device and make the adjustments. There are many other tasks you can complete with the app, including:

  • Switch between HVAC modes
  • Change your system to a certain mode such as sleep, home, away, and vacation
  • Activate or deactivate your fan
  • Receive notifications if temperatures are manually or automatically altered

Change comfort levels by simply saying a command

Your wireless connection allows for an additional incredible bonus as you may link your unit to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you want to stay comfy on a chilly winter’s evening and you don’t feel like leaving your toasty seat on the couch, just say a directive like ”Hey Google, set the temperature to 73 degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat will update automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat will take convenience to a higher level with its available Smart Assistant. When part of your smart home, the thermostat is able to use in-home sensors and other capabilities like geolocation to tell if you’re in the house or not. In addition, this adaptive device will even note your preferences and alter settings correspondingly. To illustrate, if you typically like things to be cooler in the evenings, the thermostat will take note and change it for you.

Integrated safety measure to counteract a fire

The automated aspect of your device also is important to your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat features an emergency HVAC shutoff when fire is found to limit the spread of flames and smoke. You might also have it instantaneously activate the exhaust fan to assist in venting your property.

Reduce your utility costs in Lancaster

Your smart thermostat’s ability to adjust HVAC settings on its own and your ability to modify them remotely isn’t just a nice feature, it’s smart for your pocketbook. If you adjust your comfort levels up to 10 degrees for whenever you’re not there, you can save quite a bit - up to 10% on utility expenses.

Customize your own Lancaster smart home

Since you now have a better idea of how smart thermostats work in Lancaster, it’s time to integrate one into your residence. The Vivint smart home professionals are standing by to help. Place a call to (717) 922-5237 or complete the following form to start.