I have been playing around with my new smart thermostat and the settings for two weeks now. I purchased the smart thermostat to replace my old, outdated one that didn’t do anything except go up and down in temperature. A lot of family members had updated their thermostats too and I had been hearing them rave about them for months. The biggest thing that drew me to the smart thermostat was the GEO feature. After downloading the software to my cell phone, I could not only change my thermostat settings from virtually anywhere at any time, but my thermostat would make changes of it’s own based on my location. If my cell phone left a certain radius, it would signal to my thermostat that I was no longer in the house and it could adjust the temperature accordingly. Once my cell phone entered the radius again, my smart thermostat would alter the settings so that my home was comfortable when I walked in. In doing this, the smart thermostat was running my HVAC system more efficiently because I wasn’t heating or cooling my house to a specific temperature while I was away. Eventually, the smart thermostat would program itself based on my heat and air preferences and I wouldn’t need to change the settings manually. I loved other features about the smart thermostat too like the alerts it sent out, the efficiency diagrams, and the sleek look. I’m really looking forward to lowering my monthly utility bill through my new smart thermostat.