My brother has a home automation system. I did not realize this when I agreed to house sit for a long weekend. I arrived to his home and realized that everything connects to a pad on his wall. The smart pad control his lighting, security system and HVAC system. Because I was not coming over until later, my brother had set his AC unit off. He did not want to waste money providing AC until I was there. Well I arrived and could not figure out his home automation system. I wanted some AC for my weekend stay. I messed around with the pad until I started freaking out that I was going to break it. Everything is on a weekly schedule. I found the security cameras and how to fix the angles on them. I found the lighting and the timer that turns them on and off. What I did not find was the heating and cooling program. I wanted to find the smart thermostat icon and turn up the AC system. That is all I needed to do. I freaked out about ruining everything else in my brother’s house though. So I just gave up and lived without quality AC the whole time I was at his place. It was a very long weekend going without any sort of AC. I did not admit to my brother that I could not figure out his system though. He would have made fun of me for it. Next time I house sit I will need to learn though.