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How do smart thermostats work in El Paso?

December 12, 2022
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Picture being able to manage your home’s comfort settings by saying a simple directive or by utilizing an app on your cell phone. Now, go a step further and visualize having a device that can actually learn your preferred settings and adjust automatically. As you will see, smart thermostats are pretty amazing advancements in technology capable of adding convenience, energy reduction, and even safety to your home. Continue reading to see how they work and what they can do for your family.

How are smart thermostats different from standard models?

Despite the fact that smart thermostats give you a wealth of beneficial features, they are similar in some ways to the ones we grew up using. Namely, they are connected straight to your HVAC system. You may also manually raise and lower the comfort settings by touching the device attached to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the commonalities finish.

El Paso smart thermostats link to your home’s wireless internet

You may summarize the difference between standard thermostats and smart models in two words - wireless internet. Having your AC and heating equipment connected to the internet gives you access to your system like you’ve previously never experienced. Generally speaking, you may alter your HVAC system from any location. Did you forget to turn down the heat when departing on a family excursion? That’s OK. All you need to do is open the easy-to-use Vivint app on your mobile device and quickly change it. There are many other things you can do with the app, such as:

  • Switch between cooling and heating
  • Adjust your system to a preprogrammed mode like sleep, home, away, and vacation
  • Turn your fan on or off
  • Obtain updates when comfort levels are automatically or manually adjusted

Alter HVAC settings by simply saying a command

Your wireless connection allows for an additional great benefit as you can pair your thermostat to an Amazon or Google smart speaker. If you would like to stay comfy on a frigid winter night and you don’t want to get up from your cozy seat in the recliner, just say an order like “Alexa, turn up the thermostat three degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat can adjust automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat actually takes convenience to another level with its built-in Smart Assistant. When integrated into your smart home, the thermostat can utilize various sensors and other features like geolocation to discern if you’re at home or not. Additionally, this intelligent piece of equipment will actually learn your preferences and change settings to match. For instance, if you typically prefer the temperature lower over night, the thermostat will observe that and change it for you.

Built-in safety measure to counteract a fire

The automated functionality also is important to your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat has an emergency HVAC shutoff when fire is detected to control the spread of smoke and flames. You might also program it instantly engage the exhaust fan to assist in venting your property.

Reduce your utility costs in El Paso

Your smart thermostat’s power to adapt temperatures by itself and your ability to manipulate them from a distance isn’t just convenient, it’s good for your pocketbook. If you adjust your comfort levels 5 to 10 degrees for when you’re not there, you stand to save quite a bit - up to 10% on energy bills.

Get started on your own El Paso smart home

Now that you have a greater understanding of how smart thermostats work in El Paso, it’s time to bring one into your residence. The Vivint smart home specialists are ready to show you the way. Just dial (915) 465-3064 or fill out the form on this page to begin.