Normally, I like to be sure that we are up to date with the stuff in our house.
I suppose it’s really more about the value of the house than it is any sort of convenience sort of thing.
Like, I don’t have some huge 70 inch TV or anything like that. A normal TV screen is enough for me. However, I do have a very cool built in entertainment center. This is to maximize the entertainment experience while I relax in the air conditioning of my house. And when it comes to air conditioning, I have always believed that the heating and cooling of a home is simply essential stuff. When we had to replace the HVAC equipment a decade ago, we got the latest in residential HVAC equipment available. And of course, I’ve made sure that there has been consistent HVAC maintenance for that HVAC equipment as well. So I guess I was sort of surprised that I didn’t get the smart thermostat sooner than I did. I mean the HVAC technology for the smart thermostat has been out for more than 7 years now. I can understand sort of waiting for the first couple of iterations when it came to the smart thermostat. But after that, I really don’t know what I was waiting for. What I now know is that smart thermostat HVAC technology is just such an upgrade in experience. Not only does it take dealing with the thermostat on a daily basis out of my hands, it takes care of the HVAC output much better than I did. That also has led to seeing about a 20 percent drop in HVAC cooling costs since I had the smart thermostat installed.