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How do smart thermostats work in Gaithersburg?

December 12, 2022
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Consider having the chance to control your home’s heating and cooling systems by saying a short phrase or by going to an app on your mobile device. Now, go even further and think about having a device that will actually discern your routine and automatically adjust. As you will see, smart thermostats are extraordinary technological advancements capable of adding convenience, energy conservation, and even safety to your household. Keep reading to get a better idea how they work and what they can do for your family.

How do smart thermostats differ from traditional models?

In spite of their impressive features, smart thermostats operate in a similar fashion to traditional models. For instance, they are wired straight to your HVAC equipment. You may also manually manipulate your home’s temperature by engaging with the unit attached to your wall. But that’s about where the commonalities end.

Gaithersburg smart thermostats connect to your home’s wireless internet

You can summarize the difference between standard thermostats and the new advanced versions in two words - Wi-Fi connection. Having your HVAC equipment paired to the internet gives you accessibility and command like you’ve never had before. Essentially, you may modify your HVAC system from wherever you are. Did you neglect to lower the temperature when leaving on vacation? No problem. Just go to the intuitive Vivint app on your mobile device and take care of it. There are a range of other actions you can take with the app, including:

  • Change between HVAC modes
  • Adjust your system to a preprogrammed mode like home, vacation, or sleep
  • Switch your fan on or off
  • Obtain alerts when settings are manually or automatically altered

Alter the temperature by simply speaking a directive

Your internet connection allows for one more great advantage as you can link your unit to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you’re trying to stay warm on a chilly winter night and you don’t want to get up from your snug seat on the couch, just say a directive like “Alexa, turn up the thermostat three degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat actually adjusts on its own

The Vivint Smart Thermostat can take convenience to another level with its available Smart Assistant. When integrated into your smart home, the thermostat has the ability to use a range of sensors and other functionality like geolocation to determine if you’re home or away. In addition, this intelligent component will even grasp your preferences and alter settings to match. To illustrate, if you typically prefer the temperature lower in the evenings, the thermostat will take note and do it for you.

Integrated safety measure in case of 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 found to limit the spread of smoke and flames. You might also have it automatically activate the exhaust fan to aid in venting your property.

Reduce your utility bills in Gaithersburg

Your smart thermostat’s potential to adjust temperature settings by itself and your ability to manipulate them from a distance isn’t just convenient, it’s good for your bottom line. If you change the settings 5 to 10 degrees for when you are away, you are able to save quite a bit - up to 10% on utility costs.

Design your own Gaithersburg smart home

Now that you have a better idea of how smart thermostats work in Gaithersburg, it’s time to bring one into your home. The Vivint smart home professionals are standing by to help. Simply call (301) 923-4670 or complete the form below to start.