The biggest advantage of a smart thermostat is the ability to access it from virtually anywhere
For a long time, I was reluctant to replace my old thermostat. Although it was a very basic, unnattractive, plastic dial, it was easy to operate. All I needed to do was turn the dial to adjust temperature. I worried that a wifi thermostat would be more than I could handle. I have trouble operating the television remote. I struggle with my computer, Ipad and smartphone. I figured that I’d never be able to figure out all of the features of the thermostat and be stuck heating my house during the summer and cooling it during the winter. I finally did some research into the different makes and models of thermostats available. I was amazed by the many options and features. There are thermostats that include learning capability. For the first week after installation, the system keeps track of every adjustment and creates a program accordingly. It then automatically adjusts to conserve energy when the house is empty or the family is sleeping. Some models of thermostats have GPS capabilities called geofencing. The thermostat knows the location of the family’s smartphones. As family members enter and exit a specific perimeter around the house, the thermostat makes adjustments to temperature. It minimizes energy usage when the house is empty and starts heating and cooling up at the perfect time to welcome everyone home to perfect temperature. The biggest advantage of a smart thermostat is the ability to access it from virtually anywhere. Through an app on my phone, laptop or computer, I can check the indoor temperature, make adjustments and get alerts.