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How do smart thermostats work in Washington DC?

December 12, 2022
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Consider having the ability to manage your home’s comfort settings by vocalizing a command or by utilizing an app on your cell phone. Now, go even further and envision having a device that is able to discern your preferences and automatically adapt. As you can see, smart thermostats are extraordinary advancements in technology that can bring a new level of convenience, energy savings, and even safety to your life. Keep reading to see how they work and what they might do for your family.

How do smart thermostats compare to regular models?

Notwithstanding their unique capabilities, smart thermostats work in part like standard styles. Namely, they are wired right to your HVAC system. You can also manually raise and lower your home’s temperature by interacting with the device fastened to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the parallels finish.

Washington DC smart thermostats bridge to your home’s wireless internet

The primary difference between smart thermostats and older models is that they link to your property’s Wi-Fi network. Having your heating and cooling system joined to the internet gives you access and control like you’ve never had before. Generally speaking, you can alter your comfort settings from anywhere. Did you neglect to turn down the heat when departing on a trip? Don’t worry about it. All you need to do is go to the intuitive Vivint app on your cell phone and quickly change it. There are many other tasks you can complete with the app, such as:

  • Shift between HVAC modes
  • Adjust your system to a preprogrammed mode such as home, vacation, or sleep
  • Switch your fan on or off
  • Obtain updates whenever settings are automatically or manually altered

Change HVAC settings by simply saying a command

Your internet connection allows for an additional incredible advantage as you can sync your unit to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you’re trying to stay comfy on a chilly winter’s evening and you don’t want to leave your snug spot in the recliner, just say a command like ”Hey Google, set the temperature to 73 degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat can adjust automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat will take convenience to another level with its built-in Smart Assistant. When integrated into your smart home, the thermostat is able to use various sensors and other functionality like geolocation to discern if you’re home or away. In addition, this adaptive component will actually note your preferences and change settings accordingly. For instance, if you generally prefer things to be cooler at night, the thermostat will discern that and do it for you.

Built-in safety protection to counteract a fire

The automated functionality also impacts your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat has an emergency shutoff of your HVAC equipment when fire is identified to decrease the spread of flames and smoke. You can also have it instantaneously engage the exhaust fan to assist in venting your property.

Lower your utility bills in Washington DC

Your smart thermostat’s ability to adapt HVAC settings by itself and your ability to manipulate them remotely isn’t just convenient, it’s smart for your pocketbook. If you tweak temperatures 5 to 10 degrees for when you aren’t home, you are able to save a good deal - up to 10% on energy expenses.

Customize your own Washington DC smart home

Since you now have a greater understanding of how smart thermostats work in Washington DC, it’s time to integrate one into your residence. The Vivint smart home experts are here to assist. Just dial (202) 780-3214 or submit the following form to get started.