Technology is continually evolving to improve everyday life.
It has transformed the way we communicate, work, relax and workout.
It’s also a major part of indoor comfort, from heating and cooling equipment to indoor air quality accessories. At one time, my house was equipped with a mercury-based thermostat that used a needle to control temperature. It wasn’t all that accurate and I needed to make manual adjustments. A little over a year ago, I upgraded to a smart thermostat. This new generation of thermostats offers the intelligence to automatically cater to schedule and preference. A smart thermostat is able to learn behavior and create a program to accommodate my regular comings and goings. I no longer need to worry about leaving home and forgetting to turn the thermostat to a more energy-efficient temperature setting. The thermostat will take care of it on its own. Plus, I have access through an app on my smartphone, tablet or laptop. I can easily make changes, check up on things and get notifications. The thermostat lets me know when it’s time to change the filter or schedule maintenance. It alerts me if there’s a power outage or temperature fluctuation. It will even contact the HVAC company directly to take advantage of remote diagnosis of a problem. This can help me to avoid the fees of a needless service call. The thermostat features a customizable touchscreen interface that allows me to upload family photos. It’s very user friendly and guides me through the different options such as weather forecast, vacation mode and humidity sensors.