My boyfriend and I decided to upgrade to a smart thermostat.
We can each run the thermostat from our phones.
On one hand it is really nice having the convenience. I can be outside and decide to shut the thermostat off to save some money. I can be on my way home from work, on vacation or even at an appointment and adjust the heating and cooling. Another perk is the thermostat lets me know if there are air filter changes or if I have it set at an energy efficient setting. The only con is that it is easy to change the heating and ac now. When my boyfriend and I owned a dial thermostat, it all depended on who wanted it more. My boyfriend and I don’t agree on what is a comfortable temperature. He wants to have cooling and I want heating. Before it was whoever would get up and make the HVAC do it got to control the thermostat. Usually I won since I hated being cold. Now that my boyfriend can easily adjust it from his phone, I am cold all the time. I frequently wake up in the middle of the night, adjust the thermostat and go back to bed. I then wake up early in the morning freezing. The two of us change the thermostat so much I am worried about our weekly program. The thermostat learns what your HVAC needs are for the week by your adjustments. I can’t even imagine how weird ours is going to be.