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How do smart thermostats work in York?

December 12, 2022
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Picture having the ability to direct your home’s comfort settings by speaking a simple directive or by utilizing an app on your smartphone. Now, go beyond that point and envision having a device that can detect your preferences and adjust automatically. As you may soon realize, smart thermostats are beneficial pieces of technology that can bring more convenience, energy conservation, and even safety to your household. Take a moment to get a better idea how they work and what they are able to do for you.

How do smart thermostats compare to regular models?

Despite all their impressive abilities, smart thermostats work in part like standard models. Namely, they are wired straight to your HVAC system. You may also manually manipulate the comfort settings by interacting with the hardware fastened to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the parallels finish.

York smart thermostats bridge to your home’s Wi-Fi

The main difference between smart thermostats and standard models is that they link to your property’s wireless network. By having this bond to the internet, you’re able to gain a new level of access and control. Generally speaking, you may modify your HVAC system from anywhere. Did you neglect to lower the settings when leaving on a family excursion? No problem. Just go to the convenient Vivint app on your smartphone and make the adjustments. There are many other tasks you can complete with the app, like:

  • Switch between heating and cooling
  • Adjust your system to a preprogrammed mode such as vacation, home, or sleep
  • Switch your fan on or off
  • Receive updates whenever comfort levels are automatically or manually altered

Change the temperature by simply speaking a directive

Your wireless connection gives you another incredible benefit as you are able to pair your unit to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you want to keep comfortable on a cold mid-winter night and you don’t want to leave your toasty place in the recliner, just speak an order like “Alexa, turn up the thermostat three degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat actually adjusts on its own

The Vivint Smart Thermostat actually takes convenience to another level by using its built-in Smart Assistant. When integrated into your smart home, the thermostat can utilize various sensors and other features like geolocation to discern if you’re at home or not. Not to mention, this smart piece of equipment will actually note your preferences and change settings correspondingly. To illustrate, if you typically like the temperature lower over night, the thermostat will observe that and do it for you.

Built-in safety protection to limit fire

The automated capability also plays a role in your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat features an emergency HVAC shutoff when fire is detected to limit the spread of flames and smoke. You could also set it to instantaneously turn on the exhaust fan to assist in venting your home.

Lower your utility expenses in York

Your smart thermostat’s ability to adapt HVAC settings automatically and your ability to change them from any location isn’t just nice to have, it’s a plus for your pocketbook. If you change your comfort levels up to 10 degrees for times you aren’t home, you stand to save a good deal - up to 10% on energy costs.

Get started on your own York smart home

Now that you have a better idea of how smart thermostats work in York, it’s time to integrate one into your residence. The Vivint smart home experts are ready to assist. Place a call to (717) 973-7710 or complete the form on this page to begin.