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How do smart thermostats work in Baltimore?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine having the chance to manage your home’s heating and cooling systems by vocalizing a short phrase or by utilizing an app on your cell phone. Now, go even further and visualize having something that can actually learn your preferences and automatically adjust. As you will see, smart thermostats are beneficial pieces of technology capable of adding convenience, energy reduction, and even safety to your home. Continue reading to get a better idea how they work and what they can do for your property.

How do smart thermostats compare to regular models?

Even though smart thermostats give you a wealth of unique features, they are comparable in a couple of ways to the ones we have always used. For example, they are wired right to your HVAC equipment. You can also manually adjust the comfort settings by engaging with the unit attached to your wall. But that’s about where the similarities end.

Baltimore smart thermostats connect to your home’s wireless internet

The all-important connection to the internet is the main way to differentiate smart thermostats from past versions. Having your AC and heating equipment paired to the internet gives you access and control like you’ve previously never had. Generally speaking, you can modify your comfort settings from anywhere. Did you not remember to lower the settings when leaving on a family excursion? That’s OK. Just open the convenient Vivint app on your mobile device and take care of it. There are a range of other tasks you can complete with the app, like:

  • Shift between heating and cooling
  • Change your system to a certain mode like home, vacation, or sleep
  • Activate or deactivate your fan
  • Get updates whenever temperatures are manually or automatically adjusted

Change the temperature by simply speaking a directive

Your internet connection gives you an additional amazing advantage as you are able to pair your thermostat to an Amazon or Google smart speaker. If you want to stay comfortable on a chilly mid-winter night and you don’t want to get up from your cozy spot in the recliner, just speak a directive 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 with its available Smart Assistant. When part of your smart home, the thermostat can utilize in-home sensors and other capabilities like geolocation to determine if you’re at home or not. In addition, this smart piece of equipment will actually grasp your preferences and alter settings accordingly. For instance, if you typically prefer things to be cooler at night, the thermostat will observe that and adjust it for you.

Integrated safety protection to limit 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 found to decrease the spread of flames and smoke. You could also set it to automatically activate the exhaust fan to assist in venting your property.

Decrease your energy bills in Baltimore

Your smart thermostat’s ability to adapt temperatures by itself and your ability to change them from any location isn’t just convenient, it’s a plus for your bottom line. If you adjust temperatures up to 10 degrees for whenever you aren’t home, you stand to save a noticeable amount - up to 10% on utility bills.

Design your own Baltimore smart home

Since you now have more insight into how smart thermostats work in Baltimore, it’s time to incorporate one into your home. The Vivint home automation professionals are standing by to show you the way. Place a call to (410) 231-7697 or submit the form on this page to start.