Recently I discovered that I could buy a smart thermostat that communicates with an app on my phone through my home’s WIFI network
I am a recent convert to the world of smartphones. I stubbornly used an old school flip phone up until this past year when mine finally broke. I considered just getting another basic flip phone, but there weren’t many options this time around. The technician at the phone store urged me to try an entry level smartphone for a change, so I took the plunge. Aside from the steep learning curve, I enjoy the technology. I never thought I’d like surfing the internet on such a small screen, but it’s really convenient if you’re sitting on the couch watching television. I found an app that lets me create notes that are synced to my computers at home and in my office. This way I can create shopping lists while I’m at work and they’re easy to access inside my phone once I leave for the night. But that’s just scratching the surface of the controls and features at my fingertips with my new smartphone. I love doing voice commands, especially if I’m behind the wheel driving through town. Recently I discovered that I could buy a smart thermostat that communicates with an app on my phone through my home’s WIFI network. Aside from running on auto cycles where the machine determines eco friendly cycles based on individual need and outdoor climate conditions, the smart thermostat gives you total control of your HVAC system with your phone. That means you can program your air conditioner and furnace remotely from anywhere in the world where you have a phone signal. This is especially convenient if you’re on vacation and accidentally forgot to adjust the thermostat correctly before leaving the house in a rush.