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How do smart thermostats work in Boulder?

December 12, 2022
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Picture being able to direct your home’s heating and cooling systems by speaking a short phrase or by using an app on your smartphone. Now, take it beyond that point and visualize having something that will discern your preferred settings and adjust automatically. As you can see, smart thermostats are extraordinary pieces of technology capable of adding a new level of convenience, energy savings, and even safety to your household. Take a moment to understand how they work and what they are able to do for you.

How are smart thermostats different from traditional models?

Even though smart thermostats provide a bevy of beneficial features, they are comparable in a few ways to the versions we grew up using. Namely, they are hardwired directly to your heating and cooling system. You can also manually adjust the temperature by engaging with the unit attached to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the parallels conclude.

Boulder smart thermostats bridge to your home’s Wi-Fi

The critical connection to the internet is the overriding factor in differentiating smart thermostats from their older counterparts. This allows a whole range of exciting capabilities like off-site accessibility and control. Essentially, you are able to adjust your HVAC system from wherever you are. Did you neglect to lower the temperature when leaving on a family excursion? No problem. All you need to do is open the easy-to-use Vivint app on your mobile device and quickly change it. There are various other things you can do with the app, including:

  • Change between cooling and heating
  • Change your system to a certain mode like home, vacation, or sleep
  • Switch your fan on or off
  • Obtain alerts when settings are manually or automatically adjusted

Change the temperature by simply using your voice

Your internet connection provides one more incredible bonus as you may link your unit to an Amazon or Google smart speaker. If you’re trying to keep warm on a frigid winter night and you don’t feel like leaving your toasty spot on the couch, just speak an order like ”Hey Google, set the temperature to 73 degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat actually adjusts on its own

The Vivint Smart Thermostat actually takes convenience to a new level by using its built-in Smart Assistant. When set up within your smart home, the thermostat is able to employ a range of sensors and other features like geolocation to discern if you’re in the house or not. Additionally, this intelligent piece of equipment will even grasp your preferences and change settings correspondingly. For instance, if you usually like the temperature lower over night, the thermostat will take note and adjust it for you.

Integrated safety measure to limit fire

The automated functionality also plays a role in your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat features an emergency HVAC shutoff when fire is identified to limit the escalation of flames and smoke. You might also set it to instantaneously engage the exhaust fan to assist in venting your house.

Lower your energy expenses in Boulder

Your smart thermostat’s ability to adapt HVAC settings automatically and your ability to modify them from a distance isn’t just convenient, it’s good for your bank account. If you change your comfort levels up to 10 degrees for when you aren’t home, you are able to save quite a bit - up to 10% on utility expenses.

Get started on your own Boulder smart home

Since you now have a greater understanding of how smart thermostats work in Boulder, it’s time to incorporate one into your property. The Vivint home security professionals are standing by to assist. Place a call to (720) 807-9203 or complete the form below to begin.