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How do smart thermostats work in Salem?

December 12, 2022
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Consider having the ability to direct your home’s heating and cooling systems by vocalizing a command or by using an app on your smartphone. Now, go a step further and think about having something that will detect your routine and automatically adapt. As you may soon realize, smart thermostats are beneficial technological advancements capable of adding a new level of convenience, energy savings, and even safety to your home. Keep reading to get a better idea how they work and what they are able to do for your property.

How do smart thermostats differ from traditional models?

Notwithstanding their unique capabilities, smart thermostats function in part like traditional styles. For instance, they are hardwired right to your heating and cooling system. You can also manually raise and lower the comfort settings by interacting with the unit fastened to your wall. But that’s just about where the commonalities end.

Salem smart thermostats connect to your home’s wireless internet

You can sum up the difference between traditional thermostats and smart models in two words - Wi-Fi connection. Having your HVAC equipment connected to the internet gives you access and control like you’ve previously never had. Generally speaking, you may alter your heating and cooling levels from any location. Did you not remember to decrease the temperature when going on vacation? 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, like:

  • Shift between HVAC modes
  • Set your system to a specific mode like home, vacation, or sleep
  • Activate or deactivate your fan
  • Get notifications whenever temperatures are manually or automatically altered

Change HVAC settings by simply using your voice

Your wireless connection gives you one more great benefit as you can link your unit to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you would like to stay comfortable on a chilly mid-winter night and you don’t want to get up from your toasty place on the sofa, just say a directive like ”Alexa, turn the heat up two degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat can adjust automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat can take convenience to a higher level with its built-in Smart Assistant. When integrated into your smart home, the thermostat can use a range of sensors and other features like geolocation to tell if you’re in the house or not. Additionally, this smart device will actually grasp your preferences and change settings to match. For example, if you typically prefer the house a bit cooler in the evenings, the thermostat will discern that and adjust it for you.

Built-in safety measure to counteract a fire

The automated functionality also impacts your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat has an emergency HVAC shutoff when fire is identified to limit the escalation of flames and smoke. You might also have it automatically turn on the exhaust fan to aid in venting your property.

Reduce your energy bills in Salem

Your smart thermostat’s ability to adjust temperature settings on its own and your ability to modify them from a distance isn’t just convenient, it’s smart for your bank account. If you tweak temperatures up to 10 degrees for when you’re not there, you stand to save quite a bit - up to 10% on utility costs.

Design your own Salem smart home

Now that you have a better idea of how smart thermostats work in Salem, it’s time to integrate one into your home. The Vivint home security experts are ready to help. Simply call (503) 994-1230 or fill out the following form to begin.