For me, less is more when it comes to all the technology stuff in my life.
- I’m thankful for many aspects of technology but it can also just be a bit overwhelming.
For sure, technology makes my life much more convenient. Yet, I’m still a bit cautious when it comes to technology as it applies to all the things in my life. I’d like to still count on my own mind when I can. And I also don’t really need every doggone tech gadget. It has something to do with the fact that it took me this long to get a smart thermostat. If it had been up to my wife, we would have had a smart thermostat long ago. Actually though, we were both waiting on that initial HVAC technology to be refined. Neither one of us wanted to spend a bunch of money on a smart thermostat only to have it be obsolete the next year. So we did wait and I continued to be the one on thermostat patrol. But recently, we took the plunge and called the HVAC company to send out an HVAC technician to install a smart thermostat. I just wish I knew then what I know now when it comes to this sort of HVAC technology. I would have done this far sooner. The HVAC technician gave the smart thermostat basic parameters. From there, it’s been basically on its own. I just let the smart thermostat do its thing and we saved more than 15% on HVAC cooling this summer. Obviously, the smart thermostat does a much better job of maintaining thermostat discipline than I do. And it’s actually a piece of technology that I can appreciate without it being in my face.