When I first started shopping for a current temperature control, I had no idea there were so several possibilities on the market. There are modern temperature controls available in a variety of weird shapes, sizes and styles. Although smart temperature controls are quite a bit more overpriced than a programmable option, I wanted to take fortune of the added conveniences. It’s helpful to be able to make adjustments from virtually anywhere. Whether I’m at work, at one of my teenagers’ athletic interesting events, out to breakfast or tucked into bed, it’s simple to raise or lower temperature. I also have simple access to a wealth of information and features. The device sends me alerts if there is a power outage or a abrupt indoor temperature change. It reminds me to schedule seasonal maintenance for the boiler and cooling system and to change air filters. If there is a problem with performance, the temperature control contacts the Heating and Air Conditioning contractor directly and allows remote diagnosis. I can also track apartment energy usage and get tips for improvement. I chose a temperature control with learning capacity. For the first week following upgrade, the device kept track of our every adjustment and then created a customized schedule. It now automatically raises or lowers temperature according to whether the home is occupied, empty or my family is awake or asleep. While the current temperature control was more overpriced to purchase than I expected, it saves a considerable amount on monthly utility bills. The current temperature control is working to pay for itself. It also handles the operation of our humidifier and displays the outdoor temperature and indoor humidity levels. It lights up whenever I walk up to it and will respond to voice commands.