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How do smart thermostats work in Athens?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine having the chance to direct your home’s temperature by vocalizing a command or by going to an app on your cell phone. Now, go a step further and envision having a device that is able to discern your preferred settings and automatically adjust. As you will see, smart thermostats are extraordinary pieces of technology capable of adding more convenience, energy savings, 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 differ from traditional models?

Notwithstanding their special capabilities, smart thermostats operate in part like standard versions. Namely, they are hardwired directly to your heating and cooling system. You may also manually manipulate the comfort settings by interacting with the hardware attached to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the commonalities end.

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

The primary difference between smart thermostats and standard types is that they link to your property’s wireless internet. By having this bond to the internet, you’re able to realize a new level of access and operation. Generally speaking, you can adjust your heating and cooling levels from wherever you are. Did you neglect to lower the temperature when departing on a trip? No problem. Just go to the convenient Vivint app on your smartphone and make the adjustments. There are many other tasks you can complete with the app, such as:

  • Shift between HVAC modes
  • Adjust your system to a specific mode such as sleep, home, away, and vacation
  • Turn your fan on or off
  • Get notifications whenever temperatures are manually or automatically adjusted

Alter the temperature by simply speaking a directive

Your Wi-Fi connection provides one more incredible advantage as you may sync your thermostat to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you’re trying to stay comfy on a cold winter night and you don’t feel like leaving your snug place on the sofa, just say a command like ”Alexa, turn the heat up two degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat actually adjusts on its own

The Vivint Smart Thermostat will take convenience to another level by turning to its built-in Smart Assistant. When set up within your smart home, the thermostat is able to employ in-home sensors and other features like geolocation to tell if you’re home or away. Not to mention, this smart device will even learn your preferences and alter settings correspondingly. For instance, if you generally prefer things to be cooler over night, the thermostat will take note and do it for you.

Built-in safety measure to limit fire

The automated functionality also is important to your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat features an emergency HVAC shutoff when fire is identified to decrease the spread of flames and smoke. You can also program it instantly turn on the exhaust fan to help vent your house.

Decrease your energy bills in Athens

Your smart thermostat’s power to adapt temperature settings by itself and your ability to modify them from a distance isn’t just convenient, it’s a plus for your bottom line. If you adjust temperatures up to 10 degrees for when you are away, you can save a good deal - up to 10% on utility bills.

Customize your own Athens smart home

Since you now have a greater understanding of how smart thermostats work in Athens, it’s time to bring one into your home. The Vivint smart home professionals are standing by to assist. Just dial (706) 800-8603 or fill out the following form to get started.