To be honest, technology doesn’t impress me.
It’s all sorcery as far as I’m concerned, and as long as it works I don’t care how it works.
I enjoy a sausage, you know what I mean, but I don’t want to see the sausage get made. I don’t have gadgets or video game systems, I have technology as tools for living in the modern world. If the technology doesn’t serve a purpose, or fulfill a need, then it’s just a bunch of bells and whistles and I don’t care. But for something like a smart thermostat for your climate control system, it can make a world of difference in your life. The old style of thermostat was only helpful while you were sitting there to mind it. That old tech was good for hitting a specific temperature mark and turning the climate control on or off ,and that was it. A new smart thermostat pays attention to when you run it, how often you run, and how long you run it. A smart thermostat understands to go into idle mode if the house is empty, what is the point of cooling off an empty house? I don’t even have to program the heating to come on 10 minutes before my alarm clock in the morning, because the smart thermostat learned that behavior and does it automatically. By running the climate control system only when we need it, we are actually saving a ton of money because it runs a lot less than it used to! This smart thermostat has more than paid itself off after just a few months.