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How do smart thermostats work in New Orleans?

December 12, 2022
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Consider having the chance to control your home’s temperature by saying a simple directive or by going to an app on your mobile device. Now, go a step further and envision having a device that is able to discern your routine and automatically adapt. As you may soon realize, smart thermostats are beneficial technological advancements capable of adding a new level of convenience, energy savings, and even safety to your life. Take a moment to understand how they work and what they might do for your property.

How are smart thermostats different from regular models?

Despite all their unique capabilities, smart thermostats work in part like traditional models. Namely, they are hardwired straight to your heating and cooling system. You can also manually adjust the comfort settings by interacting with the unit attached to your wall. But that’s just about where the commonalities finish.

New Orleans smart thermostats connect to your home’s Wi-Fi

The all-important connection to your wireless network is the main way to differentiate smart thermostats from standard models. Having your AC and heating equipment connected to the internet gives you access to your system like you’ve previously never had. Essentially, you can adjust your HVAC system from wherever you are. Did you neglect to lower the heat when leaving on a trip? That’s OK. All you need to do is go to the convenient Vivint app on your mobile device and take care of it. There are many other actions you can take with the app, like:

  • Shift between heating and cooling
  • Change your system to a preprogrammed mode such as vacation, home, or sleep
  • Activate or deactivate your fan
  • Obtain alerts whenever temperatures are manually or automatically altered

Change the temperature by simply using your voice

Your wireless connection provides another incredible advantage as you can link your thermostat to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you would like to stay warm on a chilly winter night and you don’t want to get up from your toasty spot on the couch, just give a command like ”Alexa, turn the heat up two degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat actually adjusts on its own

The Vivint Smart Thermostat actually takes convenience to a higher level by turning to its built-in Smart Assistant. When integrated into your smart home, the thermostat has the ability to use in-home sensors and other features like geolocation to determine if you’re in the house or not. Additionally, this intelligent component will even learn your preferences and alter settings correspondingly. For instance, if you usually prefer things to be cooler at night, the thermostat will observe that and do it for you.

Integrated safety measure to counteract a fire

The automated aspect of your device also plays a role in your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat includes an emergency shutoff of your HVAC equipment when fire is detected to limit the escalation of flames and smoke. You might also have it instantaneously engage the exhaust fan to aid in venting your house.

Lower your utility expenses in New Orleans

Your smart thermostat’s potential to alter temperatures automatically and your ability to modify them remotely isn’t just convenient, it’s good for your bottom line. If you tweak the settings 5 to 10 degrees for when you’re not there, you are able to save quite a bit - up to 10% on energy costs.

Customize your own New Orleans smart home

Now that you have more insight into how smart thermostats work in New Orleans, it’s time to bring one into your residence. The Vivint home security professionals are here to show you the way. Simply call (504) 285-9448 or submit the form on this page to start.