A few days ago my friend contacted me out of the blue and sounded like she was in a panic.
She said that she had to go home for several weeks because her mom had come down with COVID.
There was nobody else to take care of her ailing mother and she was extremely concerned about her health. Of course, by exposing herself to the virus she was also going to have to be quarantined for several weeks. She asked if I could drop by her house and make sure that the HVAC system, pool, and lights were managed throughout her indefinite visit. Of course, I told her that I would be happy to stop by and check on the indoor air quality, plants, and anything else she needed. She quickly gave me the passcode to her smart door lock system and she hit the road. Well, she gave me one passcode but I’m lacking another important one. My friend never gave me the smart thermostat password. When I arrived at her house, the indoor air was ice cold. It seems like the central cooling system was running at a very demanding air quality control setting, but there was nobody in the house. She was wasting a lot of energy by using the air conditioner to this extent. I tried to adjust the thermostat down, but no matter what I tried, the smart thermostat was locked. I’ve been trying to get a hold of my friend all day so I can adjust the indoor air quality before I head back home. In the meantime, I guess I have no choice but to kick back and enjoy her amazing indoor cooling system. It helps that she left a huge box of wine.