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How do smart thermostats work in Flint?

December 12, 2022
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Picture having the chance to control your home’s temperature by vocalizing a simple directive or by utilizing an app on your smartphone. Now, take it beyond that point and visualize having something that will detect your preferred settings and automatically adjust. As you will see, smart thermostats are pretty amazing advancements in technology that can bring more convenience, energy conservation, and even safety to your home. Keep reading to get a better idea how they work and what they can do for your property.

How do smart thermostats compare to regular models?

It’s well established that smart thermostats are an amazing piece of modern equipment but they’re still similar to past models in a couple of ways. Namely, they are connected right to your HVAC system. You may also manually raise and lower your home’s temperature by engaging with the device connected to your wall. But that’s about where the similarities conclude.

Flint smart thermostats bridge to your home’s wireless network

You can summarize the difference between regular thermostats and the new advanced versions in two words - Wi-Fi connection. This allows a multitude of possibilities like smartphone access and control. Generally speaking, you may modify your HVAC system from anywhere. Did you forget to turn down the heat when departing on a family excursion? That’s OK. Simply go to the convenient Vivint app on your mobile device and quickly change it. There are a range of other things you can do with the app, such as:

  • Switch between heating and cooling
  • Set your system to a preprogrammed mode like home, vacation, or sleep
  • Turn your fan on or off
  • Receive alerts if comfort levels are manually or automatically adjusted

Change HVAC settings by simply using your voice

Your wireless connection provides an additional amazing benefit as you are able to link your unit to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you want to stay comfy on a cold mid-winter night and you don’t feel like leaving your toasty place on the sofa, just give 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 by using its built-in Smart Assistant. When set up within your smart home, the thermostat can utilize various sensors and other functionality like geolocation to tell if you’re in the house or not. Not to mention, this smart piece of equipment will actually note your preferences and adjust correspondingly. To illustrate, if you generally prefer the house a bit cooler in the evenings, the thermostat will observe that and adjust it for you.

Integrated safety measure in case of fire

The automated functionality also is important to your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat includes an emergency shutdown of your heating and cooling system when fire is found to limit the spread of flames and smoke. You could also have it automatically engage the exhaust fan to assist in venting your house.

Decrease your energy bills in Flint

Your smart thermostat’s ability to adjust temperatures on its own and your ability to manipulate them from a distance isn’t just convenient, it’s smart for your pocketbook. If you change temperatures 5 to 10 degrees for when you are away, you are able to save a noticeable amount - up to 10% on utility bills.

Get started on your own Flint smart home

Now that you have a greater understanding of how smart thermostats work in Flint, it’s time to bring one into your home. The Vivint home automation professionals are standing by to assist. Just dial (810) 672-7953 or fill out the form below to get started.