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How do smart thermostats work in Bend?

December 12, 2022
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Consider being able to control your home’s heating and cooling systems by speaking a command or by going to an app on your smartphone. Now, go a step further and envision having something that will learn your routine and automatically adjust. As you can see, smart thermostats are pretty amazing advancements in technology that can bring convenience, energy savings, and even safety to your household. Continue reading to see how they work and what they might do for your property.

How do smart thermostats compare to regular models?

Despite all their special features, smart thermostats function similarly to regular models. For example, they are connected directly to your HVAC equipment. You are also able to manually manipulate the comfort settings by touching the unit connected to your wall. But that’s about where the similarities end.

Bend smart thermostats link to your home’s wireless internet

You can summarize the difference between standard thermostats and the new advanced versions in two words - Wi-Fi connection. This introduces a wealth of exciting capabilities like off-site access and control. Generally speaking, you can adjust your heating and cooling levels from wherever you are. Did you forget to lower the settings when departing on a family excursion? That’s OK. Just open the convenient Vivint app on your smartphone and take care of it. There are various other things you can do with the app, including:

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

Alter the temperature by simply using your voice

Your internet connection allows for another incredible benefit as you can pair your unit to a Google or Amazon smart speaker. If you would like 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 give a command like ”Hey Google, set the temperature to 73 degrees”.

Vivint Smart Thermostat can adjust automatically

The Vivint Smart Thermostat can take convenience to a new level by using its built-in Smart Assistant. When part of your smart home, the thermostat is able to utilize various sensors and other capabilities like geolocation to tell if you’re home or away. Additionally, this smart device will even grasp your preferences and alter settings to match. To illustrate, if you typically like things to be cooler at night, the thermostat will discern that and change it for you.

Built-in safety protection to limit fire

The automated aspect of your device also impacts your safety. The Vivint Smart Thermostat includes an emergency HVAC shutoff when fire is found to limit the escalation of flames and smoke. You can also program it instantaneously engage the exhaust fan to help vent your property.

Reduce your energy costs in Bend

Your smart thermostat’s ability to adjust temperatures by itself and your ability to modify them remotely isn’t just convenient, it’s smart for your bottom line. If you adjust temperatures 5 to 10 degrees for times you aren’t home, you stand to save a noticeable amount - up to 10% on energy expenses.

Get started on your own Bend smart home

Now that you have more insight into how smart thermostats work in Bend, it’s time to bring one into your property. The Vivint home security specialists are standing by to show you the way. Just dial (541) 327-4968 or fill out the following form to start.