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How do smart thermostats work in Ocala?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine having the ability to direct your home’s heating and cooling systems by saying a command or by going to an app on your cell phone. Now, go a step further and visualize having a device that can discern your preferred settings and adjust automatically. As you will see, smart thermostats are pretty amazing pieces of technology that can bring a new level of convenience, energy reduction, and even safety to your household. Continue reading to understand how they work and what they might do for you.

How do smart thermostats differ from traditional models?

Although smart thermostats provide an array of beneficial features, they are similar in a couple of ways to the versions we grew up using. For instance, they are hardwired straight to your HVAC equipment. You can also manually manipulate the comfort settings by engaging with the hardware attached to your wall. But that’s just about where the commonalities conclude.

Ocala smart thermostats connect to your home’s wireless network

The primary difference between smart thermostats and older models is that they bond to your property’s wireless internet. By having this bond to the internet, you’re able to realize a new degree of access and operation. Generally speaking, you may alter your HVAC system from anywhere. Did you not remember to decrease the temperature when going on a trip? No problem. Simply open the intuitive Vivint app on your mobile device and make the adjustments. There are a range of other things you can do with the app, including:

  • Change between heating and cooling
  • Change your system to a certain mode like sleep, home, away, and vacation
  • Switch your fan on or off
  • Receive updates if settings are automatically or manually altered

Modify comfort levels by simply speaking a directive

Your Wi-Fi connection gives you another amazing advantage as you can pair your thermostat to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you want to keep warm on a chilly mid-winter night and you don’t want to leave your snug seat in the recliner, just speak an order like “Alexa, turn up the thermostat three degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat actually adjusts on its own

The Vivint Smart Thermostat actually takes convenience to another level by using its built-in Smart Assistant. When integrated into your smart home, the thermostat is able to use in-home sensors and other features like geolocation to determine if you’re home or away. Not to mention, this intelligent piece of equipment will even learn your preferences and adjust correspondingly. For instance, if you typically prefer the house a bit cooler over night, the thermostat will observe that and adjust it for you.

Integrated safety protection in case of fire

The automated capability also is important to your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat has an emergency shutoff of your HVAC equipment when fire is identified to decrease the spread of smoke and flames. You could also set it to instantly engage the exhaust fan to aid in venting your property.

Lower your energy costs in Ocala

Your smart thermostat’s power to alter temperatures by itself and your ability to manipulate them from a distance isn’t just convenient, it’s a plus for your bank account. If you change temperatures up to 10 degrees for when you’re not there, you stand to save a noticeable amount - up to 10% on energy bills.

Customize your own Ocala smart home

Now that you have a greater understanding of how smart thermostats work in Ocala, it’s time to integrate one into your property. The Vivint home automation professionals are here to help. Just dial (352) 922-3678 or submit the following form to start.