My fiance & I both work very demanding schedules.
The people I was with and I have more than two guys who are all heavily involved in hockey, with several practices during the week & games on the weekends.
The people I was with and I often travel hundreds of miles to participate in tournaments. Trying to keep up with our hectic lifestyle & the upkeep of the lake house is borderline impossible. It’s difficult to find time to get groceries, do laundry & complete even basic cleaning, however one of the best investments I’ve made is updating to a smart temperature control. I got tired of paying to heat & cool a lake house that is empty the majority of the time. If I remembered to adjust the temperature before heading out, my family returned to either boiling or frosty cold conditions. With a modern temperature control, I have an app on my PC that allows myself and others to make adjustments! For the most part, the temperature control automatically caters to our schedule & preferences. It features something called geofencing that tracks the locations of our smartphones. When a single of us enters a set perimeter around the home, the temperature control raises or lowers the setting to welcome us to a comfortable residing environment. When both of us all leave for the afternoon, the temperature control knows to conserve energy. Plus, I get alerts when it’s time to replace air filters or schedule professional maintenance. I not only save money on bi-weekly heating & cooling bills, but avoid the cost & disruption of needless repairs. The temperature control has improved the comfort level of our home, minimized my responsibilities & definitely paid for itself. The people I was with and I are now looking into a lake house automation program for further convenience.