Three of my best friends and I have been in a band together for the last several years. Every one of us manage to acquire just enough money to make an okay living. For the majority of the year, we are away, traveling to odd places. We regularly play at bars, county fairs, festivals, and sometimes as the openers for more well-known bands. I absolutely love my work plus this type of life, but it makes it hard to keep up with the duties back home. I’ve had to hire a lawn service, get a buddy to pick up my mail, and invest in a nice security system. I’ve enrolled in a maintenance plan for the heating, cooling and plumbing systems to make sure that my key systems are operating at its best. I have a reputable HVAC business and a plumber come to the home biannually to troubleshoot for any possible concerns, replace any worn or broken components, plus optimize efficiency. The HVAC technician kindly suggested that I use a WIFI thermostat, and this has been super convenient. The smart thermostat allows me to have access, monitor and make changes to the operation of the furnace or a/c from the different place where I happen to be. I have learned how to program the thermostat to help minimize the heating and cooling while I’m out of the house. This saves a tremendous amount of money on my yearly utility bills. Also, if there is a complication with the furnace or a/c, I’ll get notified. The thermostat alerts me to temperature fluctuations, filter concerns, plus even more ways to further conserve energy. Plus, I always come home to perfect comfort. This is important, since my schedule often changes without much warning, I rarely know when I’ll end up arriving at my home. I can absolutely raise or lower temperature from my phone, so that I don’t need to step inside a cold freezing or overheated house.