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How do smart thermostats work in Peoria?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine having the ability to manage your home’s heating and cooling systems by vocalizing a short phrase or by utilizing an app on your smartphone. Now, take it even further and envision having something that is able to actually learn your routine and automatically adjust. As you may soon realize, smart thermostats are pretty amazing technological advancements that are able to add a new level of convenience, energy conservation, and even safety to your life. Continue reading to get a better idea how they work and what they are able to do for you.

How are smart thermostats different from regular models?

Although smart thermostats provide a wealth of exciting features, they are comparable in a couple of ways to the versions we grew up using. For example, they are hardwired right to your HVAC system. You may also manually raise and lower the temperature by touching the device attached to your wall. But that’s about where the similarities end.

Peoria smart thermostats connect to your home’s Wi-Fi

You are able to summarize the difference between regular thermostats and smart models in two words - internet connection. Having your AC and heating equipment paired to the internet gives you access and control like you’ve never had before. Basically, you can modify your comfort settings from wherever you are. Did you forget to decrease the temperature when going on a family excursion? No problem. All you need to do is go to the convenient Vivint app on your smartphone and quickly change it. There are various other tasks you can complete with the app, such as:

  • Shift between heating and cooling
  • Set your system to a specific mode like home, vacation, or sleep
  • Switch your fan on or off
  • Obtain alerts when temperatures are manually or automatically altered

Change comfort levels by simply saying a command

Your wireless connection allows for another incredible bonus as you may sync your thermostat to an Amazon or Google smart speaker. If you would like to stay comfortable on a frigid winter night and you don’t feel like leaving your snug seat in the recliner, just give a directive like “Alexa, turn up the thermostat three degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat can adjust automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat actually takes convenience to a higher level with its built-in Smart Assistant. When part of your smart home, the thermostat can use various sensors and other functionality like geolocation to tell if you’re in the house or not. In addition, this adaptive component will actually learn your preferences and adjust to match. To illustrate, if you typically like things to be cooler at night, the thermostat will discern that and adjust it for you.

Built-in safety measure to limit fire

The automated functionality also plays a role in your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat includes an emergency HVAC shutoff when fire is identified to limit the escalation of smoke and flames. You can also program it instantaneously turn on the exhaust fan to help vent your home.

Decrease your utility bills in Peoria

Your smart thermostat’s potential to alter HVAC settings by itself and your ability to change them from any location isn’t just convenient, it’s a plus for your bank account. If you tweak temperatures 5 to 10 degrees for when you aren’t home, you are able to save quite a bit - up to 10% on energy expenses.

Get started on your own Peoria smart home

Since you now have a better idea of how smart thermostats work in Peoria, it’s time to integrate one into your home. The Vivint home automation specialists are standing by to assist. Just dial (309) 332-1063 or complete the form on this page to get started.