I love it when a plan comes together.
It makes the research and due diligence I spend on purchases so very worthwhile.
Plus, I just love getting the most value from every dollar I spend. Any purchase of a hundred dollars or more gets a thorough vetting from me. I find this to be really important. But, I have some friends who think I just waste my time with research. They are also the types who do nothing but sit around in the HVAC all day. There is one recent purchase where that work really paid off. The HVAC utility bill had been getting completely out of hand. The HVAC settin was not staying in the zone I wanted it to be for maximum efficiency. I decided to get proactive about it instead of just hollering about it to my family. My pal had been raving about his smart thermostat from the time he had it installed. That sent me into research mode because I wanted the savings that he was getting. It took about a week but I found what I was looking for. The HVAC professionals then came out and installed it. The HVAC tech told me I should just leave it alone at first. This way, the smart thermostat could then learn our movements and patterns. By doing this, the smart thermostat could then tailor the HVAC output to our specific patterns. I was stunned by the results. With only the most basic parameters, the smart thermostat was able to save us nearly 15 percent on utility costs that very first month. Not only was I thrilled with the result. I was also really glad to have my research pay off in such a great way.