I thought that was just going to have to be a fact of life.
During the fall season my family always makes fun of me. During the day I can never get warm enough so I run the heater. But at night I like to be cold. It helps me sleep. That is why I turn on the air conditioner at night. My family thinks this is funny. They tell me that if I would only turn off the heater a few hours before bed time then I wouldn’t have to turn on the air conditioner at bedtime because the house would cool down naturally. I can’t argue with that but I don’t want to be cold before I am ready to go to bed. Besides, it only takes an hour for the air conditioner to cool down the house so it is not like I am wasting a lot of energy. However, I wish there was a way for me to turn the heater on about an hour before my alarm goes off in the morning. It is very hard to get up when it is freezing cold in the house. The temperature really drops overnight with no heat on at all. I have begged my husband to get up a little bit earlier than me so that he can turn on the heater but he never does it. I can’t really say that I blame him. So every fall I just suffer through the cold mornings. I thought that was just going to have to be a fact of life. Just something that can’t be changed. Then a friend of mine told me about smart thermostats. He said I could program the smart thermostat to turn the air conditioner on at night and the heater on an hour before I wake up. I can’t believe it! How come no one told me about this earlier?