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How do smart thermostats work in Portland?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine having the ability to manage your home’s heating and cooling systems by saying a short phrase or by using an app on your cell phone. Now, take it beyond that point and think about having a device that is able to actually detect your preferences and adjust automatically. As you may soon realize, smart thermostats are extraordinary pieces of technology capable of adding a new level of convenience, energy savings, and even safety to your household. Continue reading to get a better idea how they work and what they might do for your family.

How do smart thermostats differ from traditional models?

Despite all their impressive capabilities, smart thermostats work in a similar fashion to regular styles. For instance, they are wired directly to your HVAC system. You may also manually raise and lower the comfort settings by engaging with the unit connected to your wall. But that’s just about where the parallels end.

Portland smart thermostats connect to your home’s wireless internet

The major difference between smart thermostats and standard styles is that they connect to your property’s wireless network. This opens a multitude of possibilities such as remote access and control. Essentially, you are able to alter your heating and cooling levels from any location. Did you not remember to decrease the temperature when departing on a family excursion? That’s OK. Simply access the convenient Vivint app on your smartphone and take care of it. There are a range of other things you can do with the app, including:

  • Switch between cooling and heating
  • Set your system to a preprogrammed mode such as home, vacation, or sleep
  • Turn your fan on or off
  • Receive alerts when temperatures are automatically or manually adjusted

Alter comfort levels by simply speaking a directive

Your wireless connection provides another incredible benefit as you may sync your device to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you would like to stay comfortable on a cold winter’s evening and you don’t want to leave your toasty spot on the couch, just give an order like ”Alexa, turn the heat up two degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat can adjust automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat actually takes convenience to another level by using its available Smart Assistant. When part of your smart home, the thermostat has the ability to employ various sensors and other features like geolocation to discern if you’re in the house or not. Additionally, this smart device will even grasp your preferences and change settings accordingly. For instance, if you typically like the house a bit cooler at night, the thermostat will discern that and adjust it for you.

Integrated safety measure to limit fire

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

Reduce your energy costs in Portland

Your smart thermostat’s power to adjust HVAC settings by itself and your ability to manipulate them remotely isn’t just nice to have, it’s smart for your bank account. If you adjust the settings between 5 to 10 degrees for times you’re not there, you stand to save quite a bit - up to 10% on energy bills.

Get started on your own Portland smart home

Since you now have more insight into how smart thermostats work in Portland, it’s time to bring one into your property. The Vivint home automation professionals are standing by to assist. Just dial (503) 213-9485 or fill out the following form to start.