My wife is way into decorating. She spends all her free time watching those home makeover shows and looking at interior design magazines. The family computer is always opened to one of those online furniture arranging programs. Hey, my wife likes to move pictures of furniture around floor plans of homes we don’t live in. To each their own, right? It makes her happy. So, when she asked me to go with her to a home expo last weekend, I said sure. Figured I find a comfortable chair to sit in while she wandered the arena floor. Once we got there, I was blown away by all the displays. It was a lot more than furniture and lamps. There was row after row of the kind of home upgrades that can really raise the value of your house and make your life a lot more comfortable. The smart home heating and cooling systems really caught my eye. I had heard of the internet of things but never thought about how it would work in my house. Turns out you can operate your air conditioning and adjust your furnace from apps on your smartphone. You can even set a dehumidifier to start up about an hour before you get home, so the climate control level is perfect once you walk through the door. I had never thought of heating technology being a big part of my life but talking with some of the air conditioning installers at the display booths, I changed my mind. No more window unit air conditioners and creaky old furnace for us. I’m ready to invest a top of the line HVAC unit with air filtration. I already talked to the reps at one booth and scheduled an hvac installer to come by the house next week.