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How do smart thermostats work in New York City?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine having the ability to direct your home’s heating and cooling systems by saying a command or by using an app on your smartphone. Now, take it beyond that point and envision having a device that is able to actually learn your preferences and automatically adjust. As you can see, smart thermostats are extraordinary pieces of technology that are able to add 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 family.

How are smart thermostats different from regular models?

Notwithstanding their impressive features, smart thermostats operate similarly to standard versions. For example, they are hardwired directly to your heating and cooling system. You may also manually manipulate your home’s temperature by touching the unit connected to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the similarities end.

New York City smart thermostats link to your home’s Wi-Fi

The all-important connection to the internet is the main way to differentiate smart thermostats from standard models. By having this link to the internet, you’re able to gain a new degree of accessibility and control. Basically, you can modify your comfort settings from any location. Did you neglect to lower the settings when going on a trip? Don’t worry about it. Simply access the convenient Vivint app on your smartphone and take care of it. There are many other things you can do with the app, including:

  • Switch between HVAC modes
  • Set your system to a specific mode like vacation, home, or sleep
  • Turn your fan on or off
  • Obtain alerts whenever comfort levels are manually or automatically adjusted

Change comfort levels by simply speaking a directive

Your Wi-Fi connection gives you an additional incredible bonus as you may sync your device to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you want to keep comfortable on a chilly winter night and you don’t want to get up from your toasty place in the recliner, just say a command like ”Alexa, turn the heat up two degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat can adjust automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat can take convenience to a new level by turning to its available Smart Assistant. When part of your smart home, the thermostat is able to use a range of sensors and other capabilities like geolocation to tell if you’re at home or not. Additionally, this adaptive device will actually note your preferences and change settings to match. To illustrate, if you typically like the temperature lower over night, the thermostat will observe that and do it for you.

Built-in safety precaution to limit fire

The automated aspect of your device also impacts your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat features an emergency shutoff of your HVAC equipment when fire is identified to limit the escalation of smoke and flames. You can also program it instantaneously engage the exhaust fan to assist in venting your house.

Reduce your utility costs in New York City

Your smart thermostat’s potential to adapt HVAC settings automatically and your ability to change them remotely isn’t just nice to have, it’s smart for your bottom line. If you tweak temperatures between 5 to 10 degrees for whenever you’re not there, you are able to save a noticeable amount - up to 10% on energy costs.

Design your own New York City smart home

Since you now have a better idea of how smart thermostats work in New York City, it’s time to incorporate one into your residence. The Vivint home security experts are standing by to help. Place a call to (332) 877-9062 or fill out the following form to begin.