Last winter, our hubby, Stanley, and I packed up and headed south for a 6 weeks. The people I was with and I were tired of dealing with the chilly 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 irritated. 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 6 weeks was the perfect escape, however both of us were distraught about the integrity of the new home while both of us were away. With such brutal weather, both of us couldn’t simply lock the doors and hope for the best. While both of us didn’t want to leave the oil furnace blasting at max capacity and spend a fortune to heat an empty house, both of us couldn’t shut the heating idea down. When the temperature drops to twenty below zero, there is a easily real danger of pipes chilly. However, with the oil furnace running, there is always the option of a dangerous malfunction. The oil furnace could overheat, leak carbon monoxide into the house, or quickly quit entirely. I spoke with a local Heating & Air Conditioning corporation about our problems, and he recommended that Stanley and I invest in a smart thermostat with WIFI connectivity. The thermostat is linked to an app on our smartphones allowing us to monitor and regulate the operation of Heating & Air Conditioning 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 repair requirements or troubles. The thermostat will even notify our Heating & Air Conditioning corporation directly if there is a problem.