I have spent hundreds of dollars this year unintentionally.
- Because of my forgetful brain, I am never able to remember to do the little things every day to keep my bills low and my house clean.
One of my worst yet frequent mistakes is that I forget to adjust my thermostat before I leave the house. I have a normal manual thermostat that does not allow me to pre-program my week. This means that if I want to adjust the temperature to a different setting, I have to do it myself. During the Summer, I try to turn the air conditioner off whenever I am at work. Though it means that my house will be warmer when I get back, I know it saves me a lot of money in bills. But since I cannot remember to adjust the thermostat, I usually allow the air conditioner to run all day while I am gone, wasting enormous amounts of money. During the Winter, it has always been my goal to lower the thermostat. I don’t want my pipes to freeze, but I also don’t see why my house has to be 70 degrees when nobody is there. But it is usually 70 degrees because I don’t remember to change it. I am considering getting a new thermostat to solve this issue. I could get a digital thermostat that would allow me to pre-program my week so that I wouldn’t have to touch it again. If I wanted my thermostat to be any more convenient, I could purchase a smart thermostat that would allow me to program it, but it also allows me to adjust my furnace or air conditioner from anywhere if I have my phone. This way, I would never have to worry about wasting money on my HVAC equipment!