My mom and dad updated their HVAC unit in June.
When they purchased the new heat pump and air conditioner, the HVAC company gave them a smart thermostat for free.
My mom and dad were unsure how to use the equipment, but the HVAC technician spent thirty minutes talking with my mom and dad about the features and the operation of the controls.I thought my mom and dad had everything figured out, but I found out that they thought the smart thermostat was too difficult to use. When my sister and I went to visit last weekend, we were surprised that the old thermostat was on the wall. My sister asked my mom and dad what happened to the smart thermostat and my dad laughed. My dad told my sister that the smart thermostat was too difficult to use so they got rid of it and found an older model online. My mom and dad weren’t ready for that kind of technology I guess. They have a lot of trouble using their smartphone and the applications on the tablet, so I’m not really surprised that they had trouble using the smart thermostat. My hubby and I took months and months to figure out how to use the smart thermostat in our home and both of us would consider ourselves to be technically savvy people. Maybe the home automation technology isn’t for everyone but it sure makes things a lot easier. We have the lights, the HVAC unit and all of our alarms and security on our smart home system.