Upgrading to a wifi thermostat has made a huge improvement in the comfort and efficiency of my home. We were getting by with an old, plastic thermostat with a dial that needed to be manually turned. I’d need to remember to make an adjustment to the thermostat before leaving the house for work in the morning. If I forgot, I’d pay to heat or cool an empty home to the ideal temperature all day long. If I managed to make the adjustment, I’d come home to either a super chilly or terribly overheated house. Although the new thermostat cost me several hundred dollars, it was worth it. The smart thermostat allows me to customize the display, and the menu is wonderfully user-friendly. It also features learning capability, which made it super easy to program. For the first week after installation, the thermostat kept track of every adjustment we made and automatically created a schedule. Now, I rarely need to touch it. If there’s a change in our schedule, I can access the thermostat through an app on my smartphone or laptop. It doesn’t matter if I’m tucked in bed, running on the treadmill, stuck at work or away on vacation, I can make changes with just a tap of my finger. Plus, I get all sorts of helpful information. The thermostat tracks our energy use and provides tips to trims costs. It sends me alerts when it’s time to change the air filter, or if there’s a temperature fluctuation or power outage. One of the greatest features is voice command. I can simply give the thermostat a direction, and it reacts accordingly.