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How do smart thermostats work in St. Paul?

December 12, 2022
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Picture having the ability to direct your home’s temperature by speaking a short phrase or by using an app on your mobile device. Now, take it beyond that point and visualize having something that can learn your preferred settings and automatically adjust. As you will see, smart thermostats are beneficial technological advancements capable of adding convenience, energy reduction, and even safety to your home. Keep reading to see how they work and what they can do for your property.

How are smart thermostats different from regular models?

Despite all their unique features, smart thermostats work similarly to regular models. Namely, they are hardwired right to your heating and cooling system. You are also able to manually raise and lower your home’s temperature by touching the unit fastened to your wall. But that’s about where the similarities end.

St. Paul smart thermostats connect to your home’s Wi-Fi

You can summarize the difference between traditional thermostats and newer, automated ones in two words - internet connection. Having your HVAC equipment connected to the internet gives you access and control like you’ve previously never had. Generally speaking, you may modify your HVAC system from any location. Did you not remember to decrease the settings when departing on a trip? That’s OK. Simply access the convenient Vivint app on your smartphone and quickly change it. There are a range of other things you can do with the app, like:

  • Switch between HVAC modes
  • Adjust your system to a preprogrammed mode like home, vacation, or sleep
  • Turn your fan on or off
  • Get alerts when temperatures are automatically or manually adjusted

Alter HVAC settings by simply speaking a directive

Your wireless connection gives you another great advantage as you are able to link your unit to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you’re trying to keep warm on a frigid winter night and you don’t want to leave your snug seat on the sofa, just give a command like ”Alexa, turn the heat up two degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat will update automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat can take convenience to a new level by turning to its available Smart Assistant. When part of your smart home, the thermostat is able to employ various sensors and other capabilities like geolocation to tell if you’re at home or not. Additionally, this smart piece of equipment will even learn your preferences and alter settings accordingly. To illustrate, if you generally prefer the house a bit cooler over night, the thermostat will take note and do it for you.

Built-in safety protection to counteract a fire

The automated functionality also is important to your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat has an emergency shutoff of your HVAC equipment when fire is identified to decrease the escalation of flames and smoke. You could also set it to automatically engage the exhaust fan to help vent your house.

Reduce your utility costs in St. Paul

Your smart thermostat’s power to adjust temperature settings by itself and your ability to manipulate them remotely isn’t just a nice feature, it’s good for your pocketbook. If you tweak temperatures 5 to 10 degrees for times you’re not there, you can save a noticeable amount - up to 10% on utility bills.

Get started on your own St. Paul smart home

Now that you have a greater understanding of how smart thermostats work in St. Paul, it’s time to bring one into your residence. The Vivint smart home professionals are standing by to assist. Simply call (651) 240-6686 or fill out the following form to start.