Until just recently, the control unit in my lake apartment was over twenty years old.
It was a easy plastic dial that required manual adjustment.
Although the control unit fulfilled its purpose, it offered nothing more than the ability to raise or lower the temperature of the house. I needed to remember to change the setting before my family left for labor & school in the morning. If I forgot, I paid to heat or cool an empty apartment all morning. If I remembered, every one of us arrived lake apartment to either an hot or cold cold house. When I decided to replace the control unit, I was surprised by the multiple options available; Modern control units allow access through an app on my smartphone from someplace I happen to be. Whether I’m curled up on the couch, away on getaway, grocery shopping or at work, I can particularly make changes & get information. I chose a control unit with a larger display that lights up when I approach. It is attractively user-friendly & offers quite a few helpful & cost-saving features. For the first month after replacement, the control unit kept track of every adjustment every one of us made. It l received our correct schedule & preferences & now reacts accordingly. I rarely need to do anything. It maximizes energy savings while maintaining a perfectly comfortable house. I love that the control unit offers energy tracking & energy saving tips. It provides humidity levels, reminders for filter changes & alerts for temperature change & power outages. Although the control unit cost upwards of $200, the energy savings are helping to reuse the investment. Having a new, smart control unit has been a sizable improvement.