I think that most people use their air conditioners way more than they need to. I understand that everyone likes being comfortable in their own home, however, a lot of my friends and family leave their air conditioners running all day long and never give it a second thought. This is a horribly wasteful practice if you ask me. To combat this, I constantly try to do my best to adjust the thermostat so that my air conditioner isn’t running while I’m not at my place. One way that I’m able to monitor this is through the use of a smart thermostat. The smart thermostat is an appliance that allows me to check the temperature in my house by using an app on my smartphone, so I can be anywhere at all and change the temperature. I suppose that having this installed was one of the best decisions I’ve made when it comes to household upgrades and technology. In fact, I believe if more people had these, we would all be more responsible when it comes to using our heating and air conditioning systems. Energy conservation is something we should all strive to achieve, so I know that we would benefit from a large change in the type of thermostats that we all have. By having a smart thermostat, I’m able to leave my house and not worry about turning off my air conditioner, because I can do it at any time. Since they save electricity and money, I think that smart thermostats will be the technology of the future.