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How do smart thermostats work in Oceanside?

December 12, 2022
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Picture being able to direct your home’s temperature by vocalizing a simple directive or by going to an app on your smartphone. Now, take it a step further and envision having something that will detect your preferences and adjust automatically. As you will see, smart thermostats are beneficial technological advancements that are able to add more convenience, energy conservation, and even safety to your home. Take a moment to see how they work and what they might do for your property.

How do smart thermostats differ from traditional models?

Even though smart thermostats give you a bevy of exciting features, they are comparable in a few ways to the models we are accustomed to. For example, they are hardwired right to your HVAC system. You are also able to manually raise and lower the comfort settings by engaging with the unit attached to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the parallels finish.

Oceanside smart thermostats link to your home’s wireless network

The major difference between smart thermostats and standard models is that they link to your home’s wireless internet. By having this link to the internet, you’re able to get a new level of access and control. Basically, you are able to adjust your heating and cooling levels from anywhere. Did you neglect to lower the settings when leaving on vacation? That’s OK. Simply go to the easy-to-use Vivint app on your smartphone and make the adjustments. There are many other actions you can take with the app, such as:

  • Shift between cooling and heating
  • Adjust your system to a preprogrammed mode such as home, vacation, or sleep
  • Activate or deactivate your fan
  • Get alerts if settings are automatically or manually altered

Modify HVAC settings by simply speaking a directive

Your internet connection gives you one more incredible bonus as you are able to link your unit to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you’re trying to keep comfy on a frigid winter’s evening and you don’t want to get up from your toasty place in the recliner, just give an order like ”Hey Google, set the temperature to 73 degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat can adjust automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat can take convenience to a new level by using its built-in Smart Assistant. When set up within your smart home, the thermostat has the ability to utilize a range of sensors and other features like geolocation to discern if you’re home or away. Not to mention, this intelligent device will actually note your preferences and alter settings to match. To illustrate, if you generally like the temperature lower in the evenings, the thermostat will observe that and change it for you.

Integrated safety precaution to counteract a fire

The automated aspect of your device also impacts your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat includes an emergency HVAC shutoff when fire is found to control the escalation of smoke and flames. You can also have it instantaneously engage the exhaust fan to aid in venting your house.

Decrease your energy bills in Oceanside

Your smart thermostat’s ability to adjust HVAC settings automatically and your ability to change them from any location isn’t just convenient, it’s a plus for your pocketbook. If you tweak your comfort levels up to 10 degrees for when you’re not there, you stand to save a good deal - up to 10% on utility bills.

Customize your own Oceanside smart home

Now that you have a greater understanding of how smart thermostats work in Oceanside, it’s time to integrate one into your property. The Vivint smart home professionals are standing by to assist. Place a call to (760) 304-1641 or submit the form on this page to get started.