I am one of those people who will drive 5 miles out of our way to save a dollar on a tank of gas. There is not a sale for which I am not up for. Yard sales, goodwill or hour hand shops all get it done in our book. It’s as though the act of saving currency is more intriguing than the currency really saved. I tend to apply this paradigm to all areas of our budgetary life. During the summer, the utility bill is our nemesis. I really picture it physically robbing me of our limited money. So, I confrontation back with all our might in order to shave every nickle of energy savings available. I have an awesome smart control component which allows me to do a variety of things to save currency. First, the smart control component manages the temperature settings in our condo far better than I can. This type of control component has been able to learn our patterns & apply that data to running the Heating & A/C more efficiently. The smart control component raises the temperature in the apartment while I am away at job & the apartment is empty. But, this control component can do even more. It is able to sync up with our automatic blinds. I have had these automatic blinds for some years now. Continually, I forget to program or remotely operate them. That is no longer a problem for me. The smart control component is able to sync with the blinds to close & open them. This way the smart control component will notice ambient heating due to direct sun & close certain blinds. I find it amazing. This pair of technological wonders has saved me well over 15 % on our summer time cooling bill. That’s multiple more dollars with which to go treasure hunting at a hour hand store.