I recently updated to a smart thermostat and I highly recommend it to everybody.
For years I relied on the basic dial temperature control device.
I moved the big knob back and forth for the exact temperature and my HVAC decided heating or cooling. It was simple, easy to read and worked reliably. I started hearing such good things about wifi thermostats that I finally decided to upgrade. Since my update, my energy bills have been at an all time low. Smart thermostats make it so much easier to save energy! First, the thermostat literally tells you what an energy efficient setting would be for your home. More often than not I listen to the thermostat’s suggestion. The thermostat also scans my home regularly. If I leave the house suddenly and forget to turn it down, no worries it will turn off the HVAC automatically. The moment I step back in the door the thermostat registers I am home and on comes the heating or cooling. I can even set a program for the HVAC so it doesn’t have to scan. I have a Monday through Friday program for it right now. The climate control knows to have intense heating going on while I get ready for work. During the workday my HVAC is totally off. At five, the temperature control powers the heater back on while I am driving home. I never experience a cold house, but I am saving lots of money not heating it all day! My heater has needed less cleaning, air filter changes and maintenance appointments since getting a smart thermostat.