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How do smart thermostats work in Mobile?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine having the chance to control your home’s heating and cooling systems by speaking a command or by using an app on your mobile device. Now, take it even further and think about having something that is able to actually learn your preferences and adjust automatically. As you will see, smart thermostats are pretty amazing technological advancements that can bring more convenience, energy savings, and even safety to your life. Continue reading to understand how they work and what they are able to do for your property.

How do smart thermostats compare to regular models?

In spite of their unique capabilities, smart thermostats function in a similar fashion to traditional styles. For example, they are connected directly to your HVAC equipment. You may also manually raise and lower the comfort settings by interacting with the unit fastened to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the parallels conclude.

Mobile smart thermostats connect to your home’s wireless network

The primary difference between smart thermostats and older models is that they link to your property’s Wi-Fi network. This opens a wealth of new features including off-site control and accessibility. Generally speaking, you are able to alter your heating and cooling levels from anywhere. Did you neglect to decrease the heat when leaving on a family excursion? No problem. All you need to do is open the intuitive Vivint app on your mobile device and take care of it. There are various other actions you can take with the app, such as:

  • Shift between cooling and heating
  • Adjust your system to a preprogrammed mode like vacation, home, or sleep
  • Activate or deactivate your fan
  • Get updates if comfort levels are manually or automatically adjusted

Alter the temperature by simply speaking a directive

Your wireless connection provides one more great benefit as you may sync your thermostat to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you want to keep warm on a chilly winter night and you don’t feel like leaving your cozy spot on the sofa, just say a command like ”Alexa, turn the heat up two degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat actually adjusts on its own

The Vivint Smart Thermostat will take convenience to a new level by turning to its built-in Smart Assistant. When set up within your smart home, the thermostat is able to use a range of sensors and other functionality like geolocation to determine if you’re in the house or not. Additionally, this intelligent component will even grasp your preferences and alter settings to match. To illustrate, if you generally like things to be cooler at night, the thermostat will observe that and do it for you.

Integrated safety measure to limit fire

The automated capability also impacts your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat includes an emergency HVAC shutoff when fire is detected to decrease the spread of smoke and flames. You can also set it to automatically turn on the exhaust fan to help vent your house.

Reduce your energy bills in Mobile

Your smart thermostat’s potential to alter temperature settings automatically and your ability to modify them remotely isn’t just a nice feature, it’s a plus for your pocketbook. If you adjust temperatures up to 10 degrees for whenever you are away, you stand to save quite a bit - up to 10% on utility expenses.

Customize your own Mobile smart home

Since you now have more insight into how smart thermostats work in Mobile, it’s time to integrate one into your property. The Vivint home security experts are ready to assist. Just dial (251) 336-3077 or submit the form on this page to get started.