It was doing it all by itself
I truly admire and respect all the technological advances I have witnessed. But, I have done so from the cheap seats. My need for technology is matched by my intimidation of it. So, I sort of watch from the sidelines a lot when it comes to the latest tech trends. I first remember working with a computer in highschool. Those were the days of floppy disks and binary code. Now, I have tech in my pocket, in my office, in my car and in my home. It’s just about everywhere. Just recently, we added some more tech with a smart HVAC thermostat. Like most tech trends, I was slow to get on board. Many of my friends simply raved about the ease and savings that came with the smart thermostat. But, I didn’t really feel the need for that since I had just figured out how to program the thermostat we had. However, with some prodding from my wife, I called the HVAC people to come out and install the new smart thermostat I had purchased online. The HVAC tech was great. The installation went flawlessly and he stuck around to show me all the features of the smart thermostat. I was amazed by all the different operations it could perform. However, the HVAC tech suggested that I start with simple parameter in order for the smart thermostat to learn our patterns and behaviors. While this creeped me out a bit, I did exactly like the HVAC tech suggested. Within weeks, I was amazed that I never had to do anything with the thermostat. It was doing it all by itself. Now all I do is sit back and collect the utility savings.