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How do smart thermostats work in Buffalo?

December 12, 2022
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Imagine being able to control your home’s temperature by speaking a command or by going to an app on your smartphone. Now, go beyond that point and envision having a device that can learn your preferred settings and automatically adapt. As you will see, smart thermostats are extraordinary advancements in technology that can bring more convenience, energy savings, and even safety to your life. Take a moment to get a better idea how they work and what they are able to do for your family.

How do smart thermostats differ from traditional models?

Notwithstanding their impressive abilities, smart thermostats work in part like regular models. For instance, they are hardwired right to your heating and cooling system. You may also manually adjust the comfort settings by touching the unit connected to your wall. But that’s pretty much where the similarities conclude.

Buffalo smart thermostats bridge to your home’s wireless internet

The critical connection to your home’s Wi-Fi is the overriding factor in differentiating smart thermostats from standard models. By having this connection to the internet, you’re able to gain a new world of accessibility and control. Basically, you can modify your heating and cooling levels from any location. Did you neglect to decrease the temperature when departing on a family excursion? No problem. Just open the easy-to-use Vivint app on your smartphone and take care of it. There are various other tasks you can complete with the app, including:

  • Shift between HVAC modes
  • Set your system to a preprogrammed mode like sleep, home, away, and vacation
  • Switch your fan on or off
  • Obtain updates when comfort levels are automatically or manually adjusted

Alter the temperature by simply using your voice

Your Wi-Fi connection provides one more amazing benefit as you may link your unit to an Amazon or Google smart speaker. If you’re trying to stay comfy on a frigid mid-winter night and you don’t want to leave your snug spot on the sofa, just say a command like “Alexa, turn up the thermostat three degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat will update automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat will take convenience to a higher level with its built-in Smart Assistant. When integrated into your smart home, the thermostat is able to use in-home sensors and other functionality like geolocation to tell if you’re at home or not. Not to mention, this intelligent piece of equipment will actually learn your preferences and change settings accordingly. For instance, if you generally prefer the temperature lower at night, the thermostat will take note and adjust it for you.

Integrated safety measure in case of fire

The automated capability also impacts your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat features an emergency HVAC shutoff when fire is found to decrease the spread of smoke and flames. You could also program it instantaneously engage the exhaust fan to help vent your home.

Decrease your energy costs in Buffalo

Your smart thermostat’s power to alter HVAC settings on its own and your ability to change them from a distance isn’t just nice to have, it’s a plus for your pocketbook. If you change the settings 5 to 10 degrees for times you’re not there, you are able to save quite a bit - up to 10% on utility bills.

Design your own Buffalo smart home

Now that you have a greater understanding of how smart thermostats work in Buffalo, it’s time to integrate one into your residence. The Vivint home security experts are ready to show you the way. Place a call to (716) 567-8226 or fill out the form below to start.