My spouse and I both work demanding jobs that often require long hours. We have more than three sons who all play hockey. Whenever we’re not at work, we’re driving the boys to practices, games and tournaments; Our lives are harshly busy, and there’s rarely any free time! It’s difficult to find the opportunity to take care of necessary jobs such as grocery shopping, laundry, vacuuming and mowing the lawn, however there’s really no extra time to handle household repairs. We need to keep our household running as smoothly as possible. One of the most helpful investments I’ve made is the upgrade to a smart thermostat. The thermostat has simplified the challenge of temperature control. I no longer need to remember to raise or lower the indoor temperature before my family leaves the house. The smart thermostat automatically adapts to our schedule to conserve energy when the condo is empty. Through geofencing, it tracks our smartphones and knows when we’re on the way home. The thermostat adjusts the temperature to welcome us back to ideal comfort. The thermostat also sends me reminders to change the air filter and schedule common repair. If there’s a drastic change in temperature, power outage or any problem with the furnace or air conditioner, I get notified, because of Wi-Fi connectivity, I can access the thermostat through an app on my smartphone from virtually anywhere. This allows me to check up on things, take luck of energy tracking and utilize the many features. The smart thermostat helps me to trim biweekly costs and take better care of the heating and cooling system. With our hectic lifestyle, the current thermostat is inpricey.