I love technology. It can make life easier in so many ways. Smart technology is energy effective, convenient, and tailors to your family’s needs in a way never before seen. For example, I can unlock and lock my doors with a click of my smartphone. I can program my smart crock pot to start cooking dinner at a specific time. I can even remotely start—and turn off- my car. Amazing! Yet my HVAC thermostat is about as technologically advanced as a rolling pin.
It is not intuitive. It is difficult to control. And, it does not allow me to tailor its settings to my personal needs. For example, if I want my HVAC to be set at 70 degrees between 8-5 pm and then lower to 65 degrees for the evening, I have to manually change my temperature up or down on the thermostat pad. I wish that the air conditioning unit could be programmed to respond to my needs. I want my cooling system to be so personalized that I can program it down to the minute quickly and easily. A WIFI-connected thermostat controlled by my smart phone would be ideal.
Let’s say I had to leave on a business trip. I could easily change my HVAC settings on my smartphone, keeping the temperature warmer than usual on a summer day to conserve energy or heating my home during a cold snap to keep my pipes from freezing. I think I’ll call my HVAC provider and see if they have a technologically advanced HVAC control system in the works. I would happily upgrade.