I believe that living in the northeast is difficult and not just in the winter season. I talked to my sister last year was told that it was a little over 85 degrees. I found this very interesting because it was only mid April. I was told when I talked to her last week that high would only be around 45 degrees. That just seems really insane. She told me that it was not weird to have a 30 to 40 degree swing in hot and cold temperatures over the course of 24 hours. I asked her how they handled that, because you would have to constantly switch between heating to air conditioning. She said that they had a system that was all inclusive and that it was programmed with a smart thermostat so they just set the ideal temperature and the system alternates as needed to maintain it. It was found that the new smart system saved them money, as they never had to adjust it and also, the temperature was constantly the same in the house. After I learned this I decided to look into this system for our own home. Although we rarely ever experience the extreme temperatures, sister sure does, but I am all about saving money. I called my local heating and cooling company and they sent out a pro to install my new thermostat and even showed me how to control it with my cell iphone. I just love it! I still never want to have yo yo weather like they do up north, but I think that having a constant temperature without ever having to adjust the thermostat again gives me peace and now my home is always set at 73 degrees no matter the temperature outside.