I got by with an old-fashioned mercury control component for the first 10 years after the people I was with and I bought our house.
- The control component was nothing more than a plastic dial the people I was with and I needed to manually adjust.
I allowed us to set the indoor temperature and that’s it. There were no other expensive features, and the control wasn’t all that accurate, however just recently, the people I was with and I made the upgrade into a smart control component that connects to our wireless internet service and allows us to remotely adjust temperature settings. I love that I’m able to monitor the operation of the furnace and cooling system from virtually somewhere. Whether I’m at work, at the one our children’s athletic activitying events or half a world away on trip, I receive alerts in the event of a heating or cooling component malfunction. I don’t need to stress over coming home to frozen pipes and catastrophic disfigure. The smart control component is absolutely easy to program and utilize the features. I simply downloaded the app and now have all sorts of information and options right at our fingertips. However, I rarely need to make any adjustments because the control component detects when our family is home or away. It knows our official schedule and also tracks the location of our smartphones. Whenever the people I was with and I enter or leave a geographic radius around the property, it reacts accordingly, either conserving energy or providing ideal comfort. I no longer need to remember to raise or lower the control component setting before rushing out in the afternoon, and the people I was with and I don’t step inside an warm or chilly chilly house. Plus, the control component tracks our energy consumption and offers tips to save money.