When I was searching for ways to reduce my monthly energy costs, I came across wifi thermostats. Because the thermostat automatically adjusts temperature, depending on whether my family is at home, sleeping or away, it trims heating and cooling expenses throughout the year. As an added bonus, the smart thermostat analyzes heating and cooling patterns for energy saving opportunities and provides tips. Upgrading to this type of thermostat has also allowed me to set up separate zones in my house which I can independently control. I no longer need to maintain the entire house to the same comfort level. I don’t waste energy and money heating or cooling empty rooms. If a certain room tends to be slightly chilly or overheated, I can easily target it without impacting the entire house. Although the wifi thermostat was a rather expensive purchase, I have definitely reduced my energy costs enough to recover that investment in under two years. Beyond the cost savings, the wifi thermostat has simplified my control over indoor temperature. I no longer need to remember to adjust settings before I leave for work in the morning, and we never return home to an uncomfortable home. I get reminders to change air filters and schedule service for the furnace and air conditioner, so I’m taking far better care of the equipment. The thermostat is extremely user-friendly, and I have no trouble navigating through the many features. I like that I always have access through my smartphone, from wherever I happen to be. Whether I’m stuck at work, sitting on the couch, or away on a vacation, I can manage and keep track of the heating and cooling system.