I am really fortunate that I can manage my entire job from home. I have no need to dress up in corporate attire and drive to an office building five days per week. I can set my own hours, listen to my favorite music, and avoid dealing with annoying coworkers. I do, however, spend long hours at my desk, and often work seven days a week. In order to be productive, I’ve needed to eliminate distractions and create a comfortable work environment. I now have a shade over the window so I don’t spend all day seeing the squirrels and birds. I’ve purchased an ergonomic swivel chair and a large desk, and I spent a fortune on upgrades to our heating and cooling system. Instead of heating or cooling the entire house to the same temperature, I now have the option of zone control. This allows me to adjust the temperature in my office, without maintaining ideal comfort in a bunch of empty rooms. I can cater to my personal preference and save money on our daily energy costs. I also added a smart temperature control, which gives me access to everything from temperature settings and fan speed, to humidity levels, right from my computer or smartphone. I don’t need to get up from chair or interrupt my workday to make adjustments, and I get helpful alerts for service. The smart temperature control even provides the outside temperature, indoor humidity levels, energy saving tips, and customized programming. Because my office is so much more comfortable, I don’t mind spending such long hours at my desk, and I’m hoping that our lower utility costs will help to reclaim the investment into the upgraded HVAC system.