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How do smart thermostats work in Chattanooga?

December 12, 2022
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Consider being able to control your home’s temperature by vocalizing a short phrase or by going to an app on your smartphone. Now, go beyond that point and think about having a device that is able to actually learn your preferences and automatically adjust. As you will see, smart thermostats are extraordinary advancements in technology that are able to add more convenience, energy conservation, and even safety to your life. Keep reading to understand how they work and what they might do for your property.

How do smart thermostats differ from traditional models?

Despite all their special abilities, smart thermostats operate similarly to traditional models. Namely, they are wired directly to your HVAC system. You may also manually adjust the temperature by touching the device fastened to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the similarities end.

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

The all-important connection to your home’s Wi-Fi is the main way to differentiate smart thermostats from their older counterparts. This opens a whole range of new features such as off-site access and control. Essentially, you are able to adjust your heating and cooling levels from anywhere. Did you not remember to lower the temperature when going on a family excursion? That’s OK. All you need to do is open the intuitive Vivint app on your mobile device and make the adjustments. There are a range of other actions you can take with the app, like:

  • Change between cooling and heating
  • Set your system to a specific mode such as sleep, home, away, and vacation
  • Turn your fan on or off
  • Receive updates if comfort levels are automatically or manually adjusted

Change the temperature by simply saying a command

Your Wi-Fi connection provides another incredible benefit as you may sync your unit to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you’re trying to keep comfortable on a cold winter night and you don’t feel like leaving your toasty place on the sofa, just say a command like ”Alexa, turn the heat up two degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat will update automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat can take convenience to a new level with its available Smart Assistant. When set up within your smart home, the thermostat has the ability to use a range of sensors and other functionality like geolocation to discern if you’re in the house or not. In addition, this intelligent component will actually note your preferences and change settings accordingly. To illustrate, if you usually prefer the house a bit cooler at night, the thermostat will take note and adjust it for you.

Integrated safety protection in case of fire

The automated aspect of your device also plays a role in your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat includes an emergency HVAC shutoff when fire is found to limit the spread of flames and smoke. You can also have it automatically engage the exhaust fan to assist in venting your house.

Lower your energy costs in Chattanooga

Your smart thermostat’s potential to alter temperatures automatically and your ability to manipulate them remotely isn’t just convenient, it’s smart for your bottom line. If you adjust your comfort levels up to 10 degrees for times you are away, you can save a good deal - up to 10% on energy bills.

Get started on your own Chattanooga smart home

Since you now have a better idea of how smart thermostats work in Chattanooga, it’s time to bring one into your home. The Vivint home security experts are ready to show you the way. Simply call (423) 561-9767 or submit the form on this page to start.