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How do smart thermostats work in Springfield?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine being able to manage your home’s temperature by speaking a short phrase or by utilizing an app on your cell phone. Now, take it a step further and envision having something that will actually discern your preferences and automatically adjust. As you may soon realize, smart thermostats are extraordinary pieces of technology capable of adding convenience, energy savings, and even safety to your home. Keep reading to understand how they work and what they might do for your family.

How are smart thermostats different from regular models?

Although smart thermostats give you an array of beneficial features, they are comparable in a few ways to the models we have always used. For example, they are wired right to your HVAC system. You may also manually manipulate the comfort settings by touching the hardware connected to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the parallels conclude.

Springfield smart thermostats connect to your home’s Wi-Fi

You may summarize the difference between traditional thermostats and the new advanced versions in two words - internet connection. This introduces a multitude of exciting capabilities including smartphone accessibility and control. Basically, you can modify your HVAC system from wherever you are. Did you forget to turn down the settings when going on a trip? No problem. All you need to do is open the convenient Vivint app on your smartphone and make the adjustments. There are a range of other actions you can take with the app, including:

  • Change between HVAC modes
  • Adjust your system to a certain mode such as sleep, home, away, and vacation
  • Activate or deactivate your fan
  • Obtain updates whenever settings are automatically or manually altered

Modify the temperature by simply using your voice

Your Wi-Fi connection provides one more incredible benefit as you are able to link your device to an Amazon or Google smart speaker. If you would like to stay warm on a frigid winter’s evening and you don’t want to leave your toasty seat on the sofa, just say a command like “Alexa, turn up the thermostat three degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat will update automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat can take convenience to another level by turning to its available Smart Assistant. When part of your smart home, the thermostat has the ability to employ a range of sensors and other capabilities like geolocation to tell if you’re at home or not. Not to mention, this intelligent piece of equipment will actually note your preferences and adjust to match. To illustrate, if you generally like the house a bit cooler at night, the thermostat will take note and change it for you.

Built-in safety precaution to limit fire

The automated functionality also plays a role in your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat has an emergency HVAC shutoff when fire is found to control the spread of flames and smoke. You can also set it to instantly activate the exhaust fan to help vent your house.

Lower your energy expenses in Springfield

Your smart thermostat’s ability to adapt temperatures on its own and your ability to manipulate them from a distance isn’t just nice to have, it’s good for your bank account. If you change your comfort levels 5 to 10 degrees for times you aren’t home, you stand to save quite a bit - up to 10% on utility bills.

Get started on your own Springfield smart home

Now that you have a better idea of how smart thermostats work in Springfield, it’s time to integrate one into your home. The Vivint home security experts are standing by to assist. Simply call (217) 627-6647 or fill out the form on this page to begin.