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How do smart thermostats work in Boston?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine having the chance to control your home’s temperature by saying a command or by going to an app on your cell phone. Now, take it a step further and envision having a device that can actually learn your preferred settings and automatically adapt. As you may soon realize, smart thermostats are pretty amazing advancements in technology capable of adding more convenience, energy reduction, and even safety to your life. Keep reading to see how they work and what they can do for you.

How do smart thermostats differ from regular models?

It’s true that smart thermostats are a thrilling piece of home automation equipment but they’re comparable to past models in some ways. For example, they are hardwired straight to your HVAC equipment. You can also manually manipulate the comfort settings by touching the device attached to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the similarities finish.

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

The critical connection to your wireless network is the easiest way to differentiate smart thermostats from standard models. This allows a multitude of new features like off-site accessibility and control. Generally speaking, you may modify your comfort settings from wherever you are. Did you neglect to decrease the heat when leaving on vacation? No problem. Just go to the easy-to-use Vivint app on your cell phone and quickly change it. There are a range of other actions you can take with the app, like:

  • Shift between HVAC modes
  • Set your system to a preprogrammed mode such as home, vacation, or sleep
  • Turn your fan on or off
  • Get updates whenever settings are automatically or manually altered

Change HVAC settings by simply using your voice

Your Wi-Fi connection gives you one more great bonus as you are able to sync your device to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you’re trying to keep comfortable on a frigid winter night and you don’t want to leave your cozy seat on the couch, just speak an order like ”Alexa, turn the heat up two degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat can adjust automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat will take convenience to a new level by using its available Smart Assistant. When part of your smart home, the thermostat has the ability to utilize in-home sensors and other capabilities like geolocation to determine if you’re home or away. Additionally, this adaptive piece of equipment will even note your preferences and change settings accordingly. To illustrate, if you typically prefer things to be cooler at night, the thermostat will take note and do it for you.

Built-in safety measure in case of fire

The automated capability also impacts your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat features an emergency shutdown of your heating and cooling system when fire is detected to limit the spread of smoke and flames. You could also program it instantly turn on the exhaust fan to help vent your home.

Decrease your energy bills in Boston

Your smart thermostat’s ability to adapt temperature settings by itself and your ability to change them remotely isn’t just nice to have, it’s good for your pocketbook. If you change temperatures up to 10 degrees for times you’re not there, you stand to save quite a bit - up to 10% on energy expenses.

Get started on your own Boston smart home

Now that you have more insight into how smart thermostats work in Boston, it’s time to integrate one into your property. The Vivint home automation specialists are ready to help. Just dial (617) 826-8647 or complete the form on this page to begin.