However, I’ve noticed that ever since my husband installed the smart thermostat, the temperatures in the house have been fluctuating far more often.
My husband is a self-proclaimed master of the do-it-yourself arts. He claims he once remodeled an entire kitchen on his own, which I think is his biggest boast of all. I know he can handle changing an air filter for the A/C system, and he also knows how to change his oil. Other than that, though, the man isn’t as gifted as he’d like to believe! Just take our recent debacle with the smart thermostats into consideration. A smart thermostat is supposed to be this wonderful way to cut down on energy consumption, and have your heating and air conditioning systems function with better timing. Essentially, it’s supposed to leave the HVAC system “smarter”. However, I’ve noticed that ever since my husband installed the smart thermostat, the temperatures in the house have been fluctuating far more often. Sometimes, I could be sitting on the couch reading a book, and I will hear the heating and air conditioning systems winding up and turning down over and over. I thought the smart thermostat had some kind of glitchy software or something like that, but the cause was much less exciting. Apparently, my husband installed the app on his phone, which allows him to control the thermostat in our home remotely. Our two year-old son found his way into the app on my husband’s phone, and has been wreaking havoc on our HVAC system! You’d think a “wiz kid” with technology would put a password on his phone.