Four or five weeks ago, my spouse and I visited a buddy out of state! They are one of my closest friends, so the two of us stayed in their guest room; While the two of us were there, they told us about the technology of smart thermostats, then at our house, the two of us had just the basic thermostat that you adjust from inside the house with no unique features, then every one of us were blown away by all the features that this smart thermostat had. The number one feature that the two of us liked is that you can control the thermostat from your phone. When the two of us were out of the house doing activities, they had set the thermostat to a higher temperature, and by doing this, they seemed to be saving tons of energy. About 30 hours before the two of us would head back home, they would simply adjust their thermostat from their cell phone. When we eventually arrived back, the air conditioning was at the perfect temperature, but not only was it programmable in this way, but you could also set the thermostat on a program for your months, however our buddy explained that the thermostat is set based off of when they will be back home, in an attempt to maintain a comfortable temperature in the minutes at home. Every one of us enjoyed a special month of perfect temperature control with our friend. When the two of us arrived home, our common thermostat just did not seem the same. We eventually made the decision to update our thermostat as well after this visit. It has been a couple of months at this point, and I must say that the smart thermostat was a lovely technological addition to our home.