I am one of those people who will drive 5 miles out of my 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 my book. It’s as though the act of saving money is more intriguing than the money certainly saved. I tend to apply this paradigm to all areas of my budgetary life. During the summer, the utility bill is my nemesis. I certainly picture it physically robbing me of my limited money. So, I argument back with all my might in order to shave every nickle of energy savings available. I have an awesome smart control machine which allows me to do a variety of things to save money. First, the smart control machine manages the temperature settings in my lake house far better than I can. This type of control machine has been able to learn my patterns and apply that data to running the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C more efficiently. The smart control machine raises the temperature in the house while I am away at job and the house is empty. But, this control machine can do even more. It is able to sync up with my 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 concern for me. The smart control machine is able to sync with the blinds to close and open them. This way the smart control machine will notice ambient heating due to direct sun and close certain blinds. I find it amazing. This pair of technological wonders has saved me well over 15 % on my summer time cooling bill. That’s multiple more dollars with which to go treasure hunting at a hour hand store.