I never understood the appeal of smart thermostats.
That’s easily because I never understood the appeal of smart devices in general, connecting to the internet for myself and others has always been about seeking out information or being entertained.
Where on earth does our thermostat come in in all this? Why on earth would I need our thermostat to connect to the internet? Well, it turns out that smart devices are not simply those which are able to connect to the internet. I found out that smart in the case of thermostats means numerous things. It means that you can adjust the temperature from your smartphone from any location in the world if you so wish. It also means that you could program a schedule on the thermostat. Now, of course, I had no program what the difference was between a smart thermostat & a programmable thermostat in this regard, until I did some research & discovered that smart thermostats will eventually learn the heating & air conditioning habits of you & your family. As a result of this information, it will start to adjust itself. I guess that is pretty smart! I’m having trouble believing that a thermostat can eventually suppose what temperatures I will love better than even I know, but I could still see the appeal. I mean, it does sound actually convenient. Maybe I will simply appreciate the control & convenience aspect of a smart thermostat & perhaps not use the functions that capitalize on its ability to “learn” our habits. The two of us have to keep the machines in their place, after all!