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How do smart thermostats work in Killeen?

December 12, 2022
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Consider having the ability to direct your home’s heating and cooling systems by saying a short phrase or by utilizing an app on your cell phone. Now, go beyond that point and envision having a device that is able to learn your preferences and adjust automatically. As you will see, smart thermostats are beneficial pieces of technology that can bring more convenience, energy conservation, and even safety to your life. Keep reading to get a better idea how they work and what they are able to do for you.

How do smart thermostats compare to standard models?

Even though smart thermostats give you a wealth of exciting features, they are comparable in some ways to the models we have always used. Namely, they are connected right to your heating and cooling system. You can also manually manipulate your home’s temperature by interacting with the hardware connected to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the similarities conclude.

Killeen smart thermostats connect to your home’s wireless network

The crucial connection to the internet is the main way to differentiate smart thermostats from past versions. Having your AC and heating equipment connected to the internet gives you access to your system like you’ve previously never experienced. Generally speaking, you may modify your heating and cooling levels from anywhere. Did you not remember to decrease the settings when leaving on vacation? That’s OK. All you need to do is open the easy-to-use Vivint app on your mobile device and quickly change it. There are many other things you can do with the app, like:

  • Switch between heating and cooling
  • Adjust your system to a certain mode such as vacation, home, or sleep
  • Turn your fan on or off
  • Receive notifications when settings are manually or automatically altered

Change comfort levels by simply saying a command

Your internet connection allows for another amazing benefit as you can pair your thermostat to an Amazon or Google smart speaker. If you want to keep comfortable on a frigid mid-winter night and you don’t want to get up from your toasty seat on the couch, just give a command 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 built-in Smart Assistant. When integrated into your smart home, the thermostat is able to utilize various sensors and other capabilities like geolocation to discern if you’re at home or not. Not to mention, this smart device will even note your preferences and change settings to match. For example, if you usually like the house a bit cooler over night, the thermostat will observe that and adjust it for you.

Integrated safety protection to counteract a fire

The automated functionality also is important to your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat features an emergency shutdown of your heating and cooling system when fire is found to decrease the spread of flames and smoke. You can also set it to automatically turn on the exhaust fan to assist in venting your property.

Decrease your utility bills in Killeen

Your smart thermostat’s power to alter temperature settings on its own and your ability to modify them remotely isn’t just nice to have, it’s a plus for your bottom line. If you tweak the settings up to 10 degrees for when you are away, you stand to save a good deal - up to 10% on energy costs.

Customize your own Killeen smart home

Since you now have a better idea of how smart thermostats work in Killeen, it’s time to integrate one into your home. The Vivint home security professionals are ready to show you the way. Simply call (254) 351-0495 or complete the form on this page to get started.