I mean that’s oversimplifying it as there are plenty of other things it’s able to do to save on cooling costs
I can’t hardly believe that we are once again looking right down the barrel of Summer. But it’s late April again and that means it won’t be long before I’m sealing up the house and leaving the air conditioning on. Right now, we’re still only spot cooling the house and the thermostat hasn’t been flipped to cooling and left there. But that’s coming for sure. And with that comes all sorts of measures aimed at holding down the costs of air conditioning. Left unchecked, you can absolutely wipe out a checking account with cooling costs during one of our Summers. I learned this the hard way when I first moved down here a decade ago. Since then, I’ve been careful to stay on top of the thermostat setting even going so far as to learn how to program the digital thermostat. Well not this year. This Summer, I’m turning all of that over to the latest bit of HVAC technology that I’ve had the HVAC professionals install. This Summer, I’ll be leaning on the smart thermostat to provide even more air conditioning savings than I’ve ever been able to produce. The HVAC technician set some basic parameters for the smart thermostat and then told me to just let it be. I’m still wondering just how it can learn our patterns and behavior. That’s what it does. It learns how we come and go and then adjusts the air conditioning so it’s not over cooling an empty house. I mean that’s oversimplifying it as there are plenty of other things it’s able to do to save on cooling costs. But I’ll be really interested to see just what this new HVAC technology can really do once the heat gets here.