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How do smart thermostats work in San Francisco?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine being able to direct your home’s comfort settings by vocalizing a command or by utilizing an app on your mobile device. Now, go a step further and visualize having something that is able to detect your preferences and automatically adjust. As you will see, smart thermostats are extraordinary advancements in technology capable of adding more convenience, energy savings, and even safety to your household. Continue reading to understand how they work and what they might do for your family.

How are smart thermostats different from regular models?

Despite the fact that smart thermostats offer an array of exciting features, they are similar in a couple of ways to the ones we have always used. For example, they are connected straight to your heating and cooling system. You may also manually raise and lower your home’s temperature by touching the unit fastened to your wall. But that’s about where the parallels conclude.

San Francisco smart thermostats connect to your home’s Wi-Fi

The primary difference between smart thermostats and traditional styles is that they bond to your home’s wireless internet. Having your heating and cooling system joined to the internet gives you accessibility and command like you’ve previously never had. Essentially, you may modify your heating and cooling levels from anywhere. Did you forget to decrease the settings when going on a trip? No problem. Simply access the intuitive Vivint app on your mobile device and quickly change it. There are many other tasks you can complete with the app, such as:

  • Change between HVAC modes
  • Change your system to a specific mode such as vacation, home, or sleep
  • Activate or deactivate your fan
  • Receive alerts if temperatures are automatically or manually adjusted

Alter the temperature by simply speaking a directive

Your Wi-Fi connection provides one more amazing bonus as you are able to link your unit to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you want to keep comfy on a chilly mid-winter night and you don’t want to get up from your toasty place on the sofa, just say a directive like ”Hey Google, set the temperature to 73 degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat will update automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat can take convenience to a higher level by using its built-in Smart Assistant. When set up within your smart home, the thermostat can use in-home sensors and other functionality like geolocation to determine if you’re at home or not. In addition, this smart device will even learn your preferences and adjust to match. To illustrate, if you generally like things to be cooler at night, the thermostat will discern that and change it for you.

Integrated safety measure to limit fire

The automated capability also plays a role in your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat includes an emergency shutoff of your HVAC equipment when fire is found to limit the spread of flames and smoke. You could also program it instantly activate the exhaust fan to help vent your house.

Decrease your energy expenses in San Francisco

Your smart thermostat’s ability to adapt HVAC settings by itself and your ability to manipulate them remotely isn’t just a nice feature, it’s good for your bank account. If you tweak your comfort levels 5 to 10 degrees for whenever you aren’t home, you are able to save a noticeable amount - up to 10% on energy expenses.

Get started on your own San Francisco smart home

Since you now have a greater understanding of how smart thermostats work in San Francisco, it’s time to bring one into your home. The Vivint smart home experts are standing by to help. Place a call to (415) 969-9484 or complete the form below to get started.