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How do smart thermostats work in Dover?

December 12, 2022
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Consider being able to direct your home’s heating and cooling systems by vocalizing a command or by going to an app on your cell phone. Now, go even further and visualize having a device that can discern your preferred settings and automatically adapt. As you may soon realize, smart thermostats are beneficial advancements in technology capable of adding convenience, energy reduction, and even safety to your life. Take a moment to get a better idea how they work and what they are able to do for you.

How are smart thermostats different from regular models?

Even though smart thermostats give you an array of beneficial features, they are comparable in a few ways to the ones we are accustomed to. For example, they are hardwired straight to your HVAC equipment. You are also able to manually raise and lower your home’s temperature by engaging with the hardware attached to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the commonalities finish.

Dover smart thermostats link to your home’s wireless internet

The major difference between smart thermostats and traditional models is that they connect to your home’s wireless network. By having this bond to the internet, you’re able to gain a new world of access and control. Basically, you may alter your HVAC system from any location. Did you neglect to lower the heat when going on a trip? Don’t worry about it. All you need to do is go to the easy-to-use Vivint app on your smartphone and take care of it. There are many other tasks you can complete with the app, such as:

  • Shift between cooling and heating
  • Set your system to a specific mode like sleep, home, away, and vacation
  • Switch your fan on or off
  • Get notifications if comfort levels are manually or automatically adjusted

Change comfort levels by simply using your voice

Your internet connection gives you one more incredible bonus as you may sync your device to an Amazon or Google smart speaker. If you’re trying to keep comfy on a chilly mid-winter night and you don’t want to leave your snug spot on the couch, just give a directive like “Alexa, turn up the thermostat three degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat will update automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat can take convenience to a higher level by using its available Smart Assistant. When integrated into your smart home, the thermostat can employ various sensors and other functionality like geolocation to discern if you’re home or away. In addition, this smart device will even note your preferences and alter settings accordingly. For instance, if you typically prefer the temperature lower over night, the thermostat will take note and do it for you.

Integrated safety precaution to counteract a fire

The automated aspect of your device also impacts your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat has an emergency HVAC shutoff when fire is found to decrease the spread of smoke and flames. You could also have it instantly engage the exhaust fan to help vent your home.

Decrease your utility bills in Dover

Your smart thermostat’s ability to adjust HVAC settings on its own and your ability to change them from a distance isn’t just nice to have, it’s smart for your bottom line. If you adjust your comfort levels between 5 to 10 degrees for whenever you aren’t home, you are able to save quite a bit - up to 10% on energy expenses.

Design your own Dover smart home

Now that you have a greater understanding of how smart thermostats work in Dover, it’s time to bring one into your home. The Vivint smart home professionals are here to show you the way. Just dial (302) 321-3498 or complete the form below to get started.