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Four Ways To Use Your Smart Thermostat

A BrightSuite employee installs a smart home security device in a home.

Pop quiz: what makes a smart thermostat?

If your answer includes the following: a) connected to the Internet, b) controlled with a smartphone app, c) changes the temperature without being told—you’re correct.

Another correct answer would be: knowledge. A thermostat that knows more about your house and your needs can take smarter actions on your behalf. It’s why many standalone connected thermostats, equipped with only a one-room view, fall short.

And it’s where a Smart Thermostat paired to the BrightSuite app excels. Connected to every device and activity sensor in your smart home security system it knows more, understands more and can do more to save energy and keep you comfortable. Here are four ways you can use it:

Smart Thermostat Installation

1. Save Energy Without Trying

With real-time information from all around your house, a BrightSuite Smart Thermostat sees more opportunities to save energy.

It can save energy automatically when no one’s home, based on your security system’s arming status. It can also use Geo-Services to save energy when you go to work and make things comfortable when you’re on your way home again.

On hot days, it knows the temperature outside and can turn itself up slightly to save you some money. It can even minimize waste when your kids leave doors and windows open.

2. Enjoy Room-By-Room Precision Comfort

While most smart thermostats are limited by a one-room view, our Smart Thermostat can read the temperature in different rooms of your home with the addition of a small, wireless temperature sensor.

With this knowledge, it can heat or cool the house to deliver precision comfort to any single room that you choose. As well as tackling hot rooms, this lets you create custom comfort schedules around your family’s routine. You can enjoy your morning coffee is a perfectly comfortable kitchen, ensure that your baby’s room is cozy for nap time, and enjoy cool upstairs bedrooms at night.

BrightSuite Temperature Sensor

3. Control Things Without Lifting a Finger

With voice controlled devices connected to your system, your Smart Thermostat responds to your voice. You can “ask” to adjust to a precise temperature, or simply ask to turn the temperature up or down for a 2° change in either direction.

For extra convenience, you can include your thermostat in the app’s customizable Scene commands.

BrightSuite Smart Thermostat

4. Protect Your Home From Cold-Weather Catastrophes

Can a thermostat protect a home? With smart home security intelligence, it can.

In midwinter, for example, water pipes can slowly freeze in cold homes, then burst and flood the house. A temperature threshold alert, generated by your thermostat and temperature sensors, could alert you ahead of time, enabling you to deploy an emergency heat source and avert a substantial cleanup bill.

Considering upgrading your HVAC system now that you have a smart thermostat?

Getting a Smart Thermostat with temperature sensors is easy. The larger investment of a new, high efficient HVAC system may take more convincing. Look for rebate programs by the HVAC provider, the installer you chose, or your local utility.

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