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How do smart thermostats work in Helena?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine having the ability to direct your home’s comfort settings by saying a command or by using an app on your cell phone. Now, go a step further and visualize having a device that will learn your preferences and automatically adjust. As you can see, smart thermostats are pretty amazing pieces of technology capable of adding more convenience, energy savings, and even safety to your life. Keep reading to see how they work and what they can do for your property.

How do smart thermostats compare to regular models?

Even though smart thermostats offer a wealth of beneficial features, they are similar in a few ways to the versions we have always used. For instance, they are wired straight to your HVAC equipment. You may also manually manipulate the comfort settings by touching the unit attached to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the similarities end.

Helena smart thermostats bridge to your home’s wireless network

You are able to summarize the difference between regular thermostats and smart models in two words - Wi-Fi connection. This opens a wealth of exciting capabilities like smartphone accessibility and control. Generally speaking, you are able to alter your heating and cooling levels from wherever you are. Did you neglect to lower the heat when leaving on vacation? That’s OK. Just open the convenient Vivint app on your smartphone and quickly change it. There are various other things you can do with the app, such as:

  • Switch between HVAC modes
  • Set your system to a preprogrammed mode like home, vacation, or sleep
  • Turn your fan on or off
  • Get alerts when settings are automatically or manually adjusted

Alter the temperature by simply saying a command

Your internet connection provides another incredible bonus as you can pair your thermostat to an Amazon or Google smart speaker. If you would like to keep warm on a chilly winter’s evening and you don’t feel like leaving your toasty place in the recliner, just give a directive like ”Alexa, turn the heat up two degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat will update automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat actually takes convenience to another level with its built-in Smart Assistant. When part of your smart home, the thermostat is able to employ a range of sensors and other capabilities like geolocation to discern if you’re home or away. Not to mention, this smart piece of equipment will actually note your preferences and alter settings accordingly. For instance, if you generally prefer the temperature lower at night, the thermostat will discern that and adjust it for you.

Built-in safety measure in case of fire

The automated functionality also is important to your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat has an emergency shutdown of your heating and cooling system when fire is identified to decrease the escalation of smoke and flames. You can also have it automatically turn on the exhaust fan to aid in venting your home.

Reduce your utility costs in Helena

Your smart thermostat’s power to adapt temperatures by itself and your ability to modify them from a distance isn’t just nice to have, it’s good for your bottom line. If you tweak temperatures 5 to 10 degrees for times you are away, you stand to save a good deal - up to 10% on energy expenses.

Customize your own Helena smart home

Now that you have a better idea of how smart thermostats work in Helena, it’s time to integrate one into your property. The Vivint home automation professionals are here to help. Place a call to (406) 926-5388 or fill out the following form to start.