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How do smart thermostats work in Brooklyn?

December 12, 2022
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Picture being able to control your home’s temperature by saying a simple directive or by using an app on your cell phone. Now, go even further and think about having a device that is able to actually learn your preferences and adjust automatically. As you can see, smart thermostats are beneficial technological advancements capable of adding convenience, energy reduction, and even safety to your life. Continue reading to see how they work and what they might do for your family.

How do smart thermostats differ from traditional models?

It goes without saying that smart thermostats are an exciting piece of smart home equipment but they’re still similar to older models in various ways. For example, they are wired directly to your HVAC equipment. You can also manually manipulate your home’s temperature by engaging with the device fastened to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the commonalities end.

Brooklyn smart thermostats link to your home’s wireless internet

The major difference between smart thermostats and standard models is that they link to your Wi-Fi network. Having your HVAC equipment paired to the internet gives you access to your system like you’ve never had before. Essentially, you may modify your comfort settings from anywhere. Did you neglect to lower the settings when leaving on a trip? No problem. Simply access the easy-to-use Vivint app on your mobile device and quickly change it. There are a range of other tasks you can complete with the app, including:

  • Change between cooling and heating
  • Adjust your system to a specific mode like sleep, home, away, and vacation
  • Activate or deactivate your fan
  • Receive notifications if comfort levels are automatically or manually adjusted

Alter the temperature by simply saying a command

Your Wi-Fi connection allows for an additional incredible advantage as you are able to link your device to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you’re trying to stay comfortable on a chilly winter night and you don’t feel like leaving your cozy seat in the recliner, just say an order like “Alexa, turn up the thermostat three degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat actually adjusts on its own

The Vivint Smart Thermostat can take convenience to a higher level by turning to its available Smart Assistant. When integrated into your smart home, the thermostat can employ in-home sensors and other features like geolocation to tell if you’re at home or not. Not to mention, this intelligent device will actually learn your preferences and adjust accordingly. For example, if you generally like the temperature lower in the evenings, the thermostat will take note and do it for you.

Integrated safety precaution to limit fire

The automated functionality also plays a role in your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat has an emergency shutdown of your heating and cooling system when fire is identified to limit the escalation of smoke and flames. You might also have it automatically turn on the exhaust fan to aid in venting your property.

Lower your energy costs in Brooklyn

Your smart thermostat’s power to adjust HVAC settings by itself and your ability to change them remotely isn’t just nice to have, it’s a plus for your pocketbook. If you adjust the settings between 5 to 10 degrees for times you’re not there, you stand to save quite a bit - up to 10% on energy costs.

Get started on your own Brooklyn smart home

Now that you have a greater understanding of how smart thermostats work in Brooklyn, it’s time to incorporate one into your home. The Vivint home automation specialists are ready to help. Just dial (929) 552-2194 or complete the form below to start.