Last winter, my wife, Stanley, and I packed up and headed south for a six weeks. The people I was with and I were tired of dealing with the cold weather and snow. The people I was with and I live along the northern border of the country, and our winters tend to be long and miserable. The outside temperature frequently drops and remains well below zero, and the snow piles up in huge drifts. The people I was with and I are trapped in the house, forced to run the oil furnace non stop, and spend far too much time shoveling snow and scraping ice. Heading south for six weeks was the perfect escape, but the people I was with and I were upset about the integrity of the up-to-date home while the people I was with and I were away. With such brutal weather, the people I was with and I couldn’t simply lock the doors and hope for the best. While the people I was with and I didn’t want to leave the oil furnace blasting at max capacity and spend a fortune to heat an empty house, the people I was with and I couldn’t shut the oil furnace down. When the temperature drops to twenty below zero, there is a legitimately real danger of pipes chilly. However, with the oil furnace running, there is always the occasion of a dangerous malfunction. The oil furnace could overheat, leak carbon monoxide into the house, or abruptly quit entirely. I spoke with a local Heating and A/C contractor about my problems, and she proposed that Stanley and I invest in a smart thermostat with WIFI attachivity. The thermostat is linked to an app on our smartphones allowing us to monitor and regulate the operation of Heating and A/C and air quality components. While lying on a beach under a palm tree, I can access the controls of the oil furnace at home. I can increase or decrease thermostat settings, make sure everything is running respectfully, and get alerts for any maintenance requirements or problems. The thermostat will even notify my Heating and A/C contractor directly if there is a problem.