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How do smart thermostats work in Fresno?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine having the ability to direct your home’s comfort settings by speaking a simple directive or by using an app on your smartphone. Now, take it even further and envision having a device that can discern your routine and automatically adapt. As you may soon realize, smart thermostats are beneficial pieces of technology capable of adding more convenience, energy conservation, and even safety to your life. Keep reading to get a better idea how they work and what they might do for your property.

How are smart thermostats different from regular models?

Notwithstanding their impressive abilities, smart thermostats function in a similar fashion to traditional styles. Namely, they are wired right to your HVAC system. You can also manually manipulate the comfort settings by interacting with the unit attached to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the commonalities end.

Fresno smart thermostats link to your home’s Wi-Fi

The critical connection to your home’s Wi-Fi is the main way to differentiate smart thermostats from their older counterparts. This opens a wealth of exciting capabilities including smartphone access and control. Generally speaking, you are able to alter your HVAC system from anywhere. Did you forget to lower the settings when going on a trip? Don’t worry about it. Just open the convenient Vivint app on your smartphone and take care of it. There are various other tasks you can complete with the app, including:

  • Switch between HVAC modes
  • Set your system to a preprogrammed mode like vacation, home, or sleep
  • Turn your fan on or off
  • Receive updates when temperatures are automatically or manually adjusted

Change HVAC settings by simply using your voice

Your internet connection gives you another great bonus as you may sync your unit to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you want to keep comfy on a cold winter night and you don’t want to leave your snug seat in the recliner, just give a command like ”Hey Google, set the temperature to 73 degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat actually adjusts on its own

The Vivint Smart Thermostat actually takes convenience to another level with its available Smart Assistant. When part of your smart home, the thermostat can employ various sensors and other features like geolocation to discern if you’re in the house or not. Not to mention, this smart device will actually note your preferences and change settings correspondingly. For example, if you typically like the temperature lower in the evenings, the thermostat will discern that and adjust it for you.

Integrated safety precaution in case of fire

The automated aspect of your device 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 decrease the spread of flames and smoke. You might also program it instantly engage the exhaust fan to aid in venting your house.

Reduce your energy costs in Fresno

Your smart thermostat’s ability to adapt temperature settings by itself and your ability to manipulate them remotely isn’t just a nice feature, it’s smart for your bottom line. If you tweak the settings up to 10 degrees for times you are away, you are able to save quite a bit - up to 10% on energy expenses.

Customize your own Fresno smart home

Since you now have more insight into how smart thermostats work in Fresno, it’s time to bring one into your property. The Vivint home automation experts are here to assist. Simply call (559) 354-6624 or complete the form below to get started.