Saving energy with less thermostat touching

I think technology is so interesting.

  • There’s always a new way to do things better than before, and sometimes that “thing” is your own behaviors.

Now, technology points them out for you. You know how they have that app for your phone, that tracks your incessant screen tracking? It’s meant to help people with productivity by discouraging them from opening and closing their phones out of habit. It encourages you to be less reliant on your digital fidgeting. I’ve been thinking, it would be a good idea to do something similar with smart thermostats. If you’re anything like me, you are a bit obsessed with indoor comfort. If I’m at home, I’m going to be comfortable. Rather than trying to modify my internal temperature with sweatshirts or clothing changes, I tend to obsess over my thermostat setting this. I will mindlessly stand up and walk down the hallway to check on the indoor air temperature control so many times throughout the day, my poor HVAC system must be confused. I know that it’s a bad habit that I have, but I haven’t found a way to make myself more mindful about my thermostat adjustments. I’ve tried everything I could think of, but I really need a hand from the manufacturers of our smart thermostats. If they could have come up with a tracking app that tells you how many times you changed the indoor air temperature settings, that would be really helpful. I think I would be shocked to know how reliant I am on fidgeting with my central thermostat settings, but my furnace and air conditioner would benefit from gathering this information.

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