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How do smart thermostats work in Joplin?

December 12, 2022
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Picture being able to direct your home’s comfort settings by vocalizing a simple directive or by using an app on your smartphone. Now, go beyond that point and envision having something that can actually learn your preferred settings and adjust automatically. As you can see, smart thermostats are extraordinary pieces of technology that can bring a new level of convenience, energy savings, and even safety to your life. Continue reading to understand how they work and what they might do for you.

How are smart thermostats different from regular models?

Despite all their unique capabilities, smart thermostats operate in a similar fashion to regular models. Namely, they are wired directly to your HVAC system. You are also able to manually adjust your home’s temperature by interacting with the device attached to your wall. But that’s just about where the parallels conclude.

Joplin smart thermostats bridge to your home’s wireless internet

The all-important connection to your wireless network is the easiest way to differentiate smart thermostats from past versions. By having this connection to the internet, you’re able to get a new degree of accessibility and control. Basically, you are able to alter your HVAC system from wherever you are. Did you not remember to decrease the settings when going on a trip? No problem. Just open the convenient Vivint app on your mobile device and quickly change it. There are various other things you can do with the app, including:

  • Change between HVAC modes
  • Set your system to a preprogrammed mode such as home, vacation, or sleep
  • Turn your fan on or off
  • Get notifications if settings are manually or automatically adjusted

Modify the temperature by simply using your voice

Your internet connection provides another amazing benefit as you can pair your thermostat to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you want to stay comfy on a frigid winter night and you don’t want to get up from your cozy place on the sofa, just say an order like ”Hey Google, set the temperature to 73 degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat can adjust automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat will take convenience to a new level with its available Smart Assistant. When part of your smart home, the thermostat has the ability to use various sensors and other functionality like geolocation to discern if you’re at home or not. In addition, this smart device will even learn your preferences and change settings correspondingly. To illustrate, if you typically prefer the house a bit cooler in the evenings, the thermostat will discern that and do it for you.

Integrated safety measure to counteract a fire

The automated capability also plays a role in your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat features an emergency shutoff of your HVAC equipment when fire is found to limit the escalation of smoke and flames. You can also have it instantaneously engage the exhaust fan to assist in venting your property.

Lower your utility costs in Joplin

Your smart thermostat’s potential to adjust temperatures automatically and your ability to manipulate them from a distance isn’t just a nice feature, it’s smart for your bank account. If you change the settings up to 10 degrees for whenever you’re not there, you stand to save a noticeable amount - up to 10% on utility bills.

Customize your own Joplin smart home

Since you now have more insight into how smart thermostats work in Joplin, it’s time to bring one into your home. The Vivint home security professionals are standing by to help. Simply call (417) 557-3490 or submit the form on this page to get started.