The beginning of the school year is always a fun time. My roommates and I always try to get similar schedules so we could all be able to see one another as much as possible and not be home alone. This being our last year led us to having very little control over that. My roommate Alexis and I were constantly on top of things in the apartment. Whether it be taking out the trash, turning off the lights, or even putting away the dishes. Unfortunately, our roommate Elle wasn’t as on top of things. The one thing Elle always did was leave the air conditioner on super low so the apartment was cooling even more while we weren’t there. We decided to write a note on the door that we could all see before leaving the apartment to remind us to raise the air conditioning before leaving the apartment if we were ever the last one home. This never worked on Elle’s behalf. Alexis and I were looking into a smart thermostat that could easily be controlled from your mobile device to either control the air conditioner or even the heater within the apartment. This would be a great way for us to monitor our HVAC system throughout the day and maybe even lower our monthly payments of air conditioning. Since we’ve installed this smart thermostat we haven’t had to deal with any confrontation with Elle, that would just cause us to feel frustrated with the fact she couldn’t press one button to keep our apartment from cooling when it wasn’t needed, but also saved us a lot of money.