I have a programmable thermostat in my home.
I love it because I can set the temperature differently for different parts of the day, and the thermostat will change the temperature for me. I love this because I have two temperatures that I like for different parts of my day. Right now, I like the temperature to be set to 70 degrees during the day and I prefer it to be 68 degrees in the evening. I know this is only a 2 degree temperature difference, but these two temperature settings help me function best in my home. Last week, I had a contractor over to work on my floors. They were installing brand new hardwoods and I was excited. I didn’t bother changing the temperature before leaving because I knew it would be cool enough for them to work. By the time I returned to my house, it was late at night and I was gushing over my new floors. I spent a long time walking through each room and making sure everything was perfect. By the time I got into bed, I was exhausted and didn’t think about the temperature. A few hours later, I woke up sweating. I ripped the blankets off of me and tried to cool down. I could hear the furnace running, but I waited for it to stop. Normally, my furnace only runs for a minute before stopping in the middle of the night. However, it ran for much longer and I was having a hard time cooling myself. I realized that one of the workers had unprogrammed my thermostat and changed my thermostat settings to 75 degrees! It was no wonder I was hot!