I really am caught right now between getting a smart thermostat or a brand new standard dial thermostat for my central heating and air conditioning system.
My old thermostat is about done for and I need a new one.
If I was to go with a smart thermostat I would be totally up to date with technology today. But on the other hand, I am older so I am not very good with today’s technology. HVAC technology or computer technology it is all the same to me. It confuses the living hell out of me to tell you the truth. But I have to admit that I am really interested in a smart thermostat for the convenience of it and the fact that it can save you lots of money on energy use, which in turn will reduce the monthly electric bills. However, if it is going to be a major headache to run it and learn it, I would be much better off with the higher electric bills at certain times of the year and just have a good old fashioned dial thermostat or standard digital thermostat. Like I said, I am pretty caught on which direction I should go. But the more I think about it, the more likely I am going to end up probably going with an old fashioned dial thermostat like I have had for years, or possibly upgrade to a standard digital thermostat. For an older person like me, it is probably the very best choice at this point until I can really get to learn the ins and outs of how a smart thermostat actually works.