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How do smart thermostats work in Palm Springs?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine having the chance to control your home’s comfort settings by speaking a simple directive or by going to an app on your cell phone. Now, take it a step further and think about having something that can learn your preferred settings and automatically adjust. As you may soon realize, smart thermostats are pretty amazing technological advancements capable of adding more convenience, energy reduction, and even safety to your household. Keep reading to see how they work and what they can do for your family.

How do smart thermostats compare to standard models?

Although smart thermostats give you an array of exciting features, they are similar in a couple of ways to the versions we are accustomed to. For instance, they are connected straight to your HVAC equipment. You can also manually raise and lower the temperature by interacting with the hardware connected to your wall. But that’s about where the commonalities finish.

Palm Springs smart thermostats link to your home’s wireless internet

The major difference between smart thermostats and standard types is that they connect to your wireless internet. This opens a wealth of exciting capabilities such as remote access and control. Essentially, you can modify your comfort settings from anywhere. Did you forget to decrease the settings when leaving on vacation? Don’t worry about it. Simply open the intuitive Vivint app on your cell phone and take care of it. There are many other things you can do with the app, including:

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

Alter the temperature by simply speaking a directive

Your Wi-Fi connection gives you an additional amazing benefit as you may pair your thermostat to an Amazon or Google smart speaker. If you want to stay comfy on a chilly mid-winter night and you don’t want to leave your snug seat in the recliner, just speak an order like ”Hey Google, set the temperature to 73 degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat will update automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat can take convenience to a new level by using its available Smart Assistant. When set up within your smart home, the thermostat can utilize in-home sensors and other features like geolocation to discern if you’re home or away. Not to mention, this intelligent component will actually note your preferences and adjust accordingly. For instance, if you generally like the house a bit cooler in the evenings, the thermostat will take note and adjust it for you.

Built-in safety protection in case of fire

The automated functionality also plays a role in your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat includes an emergency shutoff of your HVAC equipment when fire is identified to limit the spread of smoke and flames. You can also program it automatically activate the exhaust fan to aid in venting your property.

Reduce your energy costs in Palm Springs

Your smart thermostat’s power to alter temperature settings automatically and your ability to modify them remotely isn’t just a nice feature, it’s smart for your bottom line. If you tweak temperatures between 5 to 10 degrees for times you are away, you are able to save a good deal - up to 10% on utility costs.

Customize your own Palm Springs smart home

Since you now have a better idea of how smart thermostats work in Palm Springs, it’s time to integrate one into your property. The Vivint home security experts are ready to show you the way. Place a call to (760) 334-5668 or complete the following form to get started.