Until recently, I ran our gas furnace in addition to central a/c from an ancient thermostat. The thermostat was at least thirty years old. It was a basic, plastic model with a dial that I turned to adjust temperature. It required our to physically turn the dial to change the settings. The thermostat did not maintain a precise learning of temperature or provided any other features. I definitely couldn’t program it to accommodate our family’s schedule. When the people I was with and I all left for work or college in the day, I needed to remember to raise or lower the temperature setting to conserve energy. At the end of the day, when our family returned home, the house was always too cold or terribly overheated. If the people I was with and I made the choice to go away on holiday, there was no way to check on the indoor temperature or operation of the heating/cooling system. I recently invested in a current smart thermostat, which has greatly improved convenience in addition to saved myself and others quite a bit of cash. The smart thermostat allows myself and others to better manage energy usage by matching the heating in addition to cooling output of the program to the demands of our home in addition to schedule. In the winter, when the house is empty, the thermostat automatically lowers the temperature, reducing the workload on the gas furnace. It further trims costs by ramping the temperature up gradually. This puts less strain on components in addition to welcomes our family to ideal comfort. If our schedule should unexpectedly change during the day, I can definitely access settings through our smartphone or laptop. Plus, I receive reminders for filter changes, notifications for repair, in addition to alerts for temperature fluctuations.