It was nice picking up my phone, turning on the heater and then going to sleep.
When my husband suggested getting a smart thermostat, I figured I wouldn’t use it. I am not the most technologically savvy person out there. Any new tech item takes me a while to figure out. I also don’t have firm opinions on what the HVAC equipment should be set to. My husband listed all the features a smart thermostat had. I didn’t think any were for me. After he installed the thermostat I realized how often I use it. My favorite feature is that when I walk by, the smart thermostat lights up. It tells me the temperature outside currently, what it is mid afternoon and what it will be at night. If I linger near it, it tells me the indoor temperature. I never realized how curious I was about indoor and outdoor temperatures. I could check everything on my phone, but I chose to stop by my thermostat. I use that feature to decide when I work out, if I want to work outside or plan my day. I don’t change the heating and cooling settings. I will say I do enjoy late at night changing the thermostat from my bed. There have been a few times where I was so cold. It was nice picking up my phone, turning on the heater and then going to sleep. I didn’t really wake myself up or inconvenience myself. I now see why more and more people are going with a smart thermostat. It is convenient, pretty and it does save a lot of energy. The thermostat knows when we are in the house or not.