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How do smart thermostats work in St. Petersburg?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine having the ability to direct your home’s comfort settings by saying a simple directive or by using an app on your mobile device. Now, go a step further and think about having something that will detect your preferred settings and automatically adapt. As you will see, smart thermostats are pretty amazing advancements in technology capable of adding more convenience, energy conservation, and even safety to your life. Take a moment to see how they work and what they are able to do for your family.

How are smart thermostats different from standard models?

Despite the fact that smart thermostats give you a bevy of beneficial features, they are comparable in a few ways to the versions we are accustomed to. Namely, they are hardwired right to your HVAC equipment. You may also manually adjust the comfort settings by touching the unit connected to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the parallels end.

St. Petersburg smart thermostats bridge to your home’s wireless internet

The main difference between smart thermostats and traditional types is that they connect to your wireless internet. This introduces a wealth of possibilities like smartphone access and control. Generally speaking, you are able to modify your heating and cooling levels from wherever you are. Did you neglect to turn down the heat when going on a trip? That’s OK. Simply access the intuitive Vivint app on your cell phone and take care of it. There are a range of other actions you can take with the app, including:

  • Switch between heating and cooling
  • Adjust your system to a preprogrammed mode such as sleep, home, away, and vacation
  • Switch your fan on or off
  • Receive updates when comfort levels are automatically or manually altered

Alter comfort levels by simply using your voice

Your Wi-Fi connection provides another great benefit as you are able to link your thermostat to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you want to stay comfortable on a cold winter’s evening and you don’t want to leave your toasty spot on the couch, just say a command like ”Hey Google, set the temperature to 73 degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat can adjust automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat actually takes convenience to a higher level by using its available Smart Assistant. When set up within your smart home, the thermostat is able to utilize a range of sensors and other features like geolocation to tell if you’re in the house or not. Not to mention, this adaptive piece of equipment will even note your preferences and alter settings accordingly. For instance, if you generally prefer the temperature lower over night, the thermostat will take note and do it for you.

Built-in safety protection to counteract a fire

The automated aspect of your device also plays a role in your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat includes an emergency shutdown of your heating and cooling system when fire is identified to limit the escalation of flames and smoke. You could also set it to instantly turn on the exhaust fan to help vent your home.

Lower your utility costs in St. Petersburg

Your smart thermostat’s potential to adjust temperature settings automatically and your ability to modify them remotely isn’t just a nice feature, it’s smart for your bottom line. If you adjust your comfort levels between 5 to 10 degrees for when you’re not there, you can save a noticeable amount - up to 10% on utility costs.

Customize your own St. Petersburg smart home

Now that you have more insight into how smart thermostats work in St. Petersburg, it’s time to integrate one into your property. The Vivint home security professionals are standing by to help. Just dial (727) 353-8318 or fill out the following form to get started.