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How do smart thermostats work in Detroit?

December 12, 2022
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Picture being able to direct your home’s heating and cooling systems by vocalizing a short phrase or by going to an app on your smartphone. Now, go a step further and envision having a device that can actually discern your preferences and automatically adapt. As you can see, smart thermostats are pretty amazing advancements in technology that are able to add more convenience, energy reduction, and even safety to your household. Continue reading to see how they work and what they can do for your family.

How are smart thermostats different from traditional models?

It goes without saying that smart thermostats are a thrilling piece of modern equipment but they’re still similar to older models in a couple of ways. For instance, they are hardwired straight to your HVAC system. You may also manually adjust the comfort settings by engaging with the unit connected to your wall. But that’s about where the commonalities conclude.

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

The major difference between smart thermostats and traditional types is that they bond to your home’s wireless internet. Having your AC and heating equipment paired to the internet gives you access to your system like you’ve previously never experienced. Generally speaking, you can modify your comfort settings from any location. Did you neglect to lower the temperature when leaving on a family excursion? Don’t worry about it. Just access the convenient Vivint app on your cell phone and make the adjustments. There are many other things you can do with the app, like:

  • Change between heating and cooling
  • Change your system to a specific mode like home, vacation, or sleep
  • Turn your fan on or off
  • Get updates if settings are automatically or manually adjusted

Change HVAC settings by simply speaking a directive

Your wireless connection allows for an additional incredible bonus as you may link your unit to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you want to stay comfy on a frigid winter night and you don’t feel like leaving your snug seat in the recliner, just say a command like ”Alexa, turn the heat up two degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat will update automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat actually takes convenience to another level by using its built-in Smart Assistant. When part of your smart home, the thermostat can use a range of sensors and other functionality like geolocation to discern if you’re in the house or not. Additionally, this adaptive component will even grasp your preferences and change settings accordingly. For example, if you usually prefer the house a bit cooler in the evenings, the thermostat will take note and do it for you.

Integrated safety protection to counteract a fire

The automated capability also plays a role in your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat has an emergency shutoff of your HVAC equipment when fire is identified to limit the escalation of smoke and flames. You might also have it instantly activate the exhaust fan to help vent your house.

Lower your utility costs in Detroit

Your smart thermostat’s power to adapt temperatures automatically and your ability to modify them remotely isn’t just convenient, it’s smart for your bottom line. If you tweak the settings between 5 to 10 degrees for times you aren’t home, you can save a good deal - up to 10% on utility expenses.

Get started on your own Detroit smart home

Since you now have a better idea of how smart thermostats work in Detroit, it’s time to integrate one into your property. The Vivint home automation experts are ready to assist. Just dial (313) 766-2527 or fill out the form on this page to start.