All this talk about smart technology can easily make someone feel particularly crazy at times… It’s a whole new world of convenience as well as ease. It actually seems as though the easier smart appliances make your life, the more challenging it gets to understand how to effectively use these smart appliances! For younger people born in the “smart age”, using anything smart comes rather naturally. For older people, using these new appliances can be quite a challenge. Take the smart thermostat for example, this thermostat is used to program the quality of air coming from the Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C appliance in your home, but a smart thermostat operates from an internet connected unit such as a PC or smartphone. It may be used to program temperature in a section from several miles away. When the programing is finished, this gadget will re-adjust the setting on its own, as the outside temperatures eventually change. It is able to sense whether or not a room is in use as well as adjust the temperature as needed. It is also able to tell you if the air filter in your Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C appliance needs to be changed. It certainly is smart indeed! A smart thermostat also has zone control, which is presumed to save on electricity, since an empty room/zone does not have to be cooled or warmed with the rest of the dwelling. But studies show that plenty of users of smart thermostats do not fully understand how to use them. In these cases, their Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C appliances actually use more electricity. That is essentially what I am talking about. Smart technology is excellent, but not when it’s smarter than the people using it!