Before my significant other and I had the kids, we really enjoyed taking random road trips with a fund that we made from saving a little bit at a time each week. We’d take a solid week or two of paid time off, and then just disappear out to the interstate for a few days to visit and explore somewhere new. Unfortunately nowadays, we just don’t have the luxury of being able to save anywhere near where we did in the past! As a result, we often have to pinch pennies and save wherever either of us conceivably can. The best thing we did to eliminate costs was to go through and see which bills we could reduce! We found that our electricity and gas bills were easily the two highest bills of them; that was primarily due to our excessive use of the heating and a/c in our home all year long! To address this, we finally decided to invest in a smart thermostat. Granted, these smart thermostats might have a high upfront cost to buy them, but that’s really the extent of the disadvantages aside from the learning curve in operating one. Once installed, these amazing smart thermostats can completely revolutionize how one’s home is treated for heating and a/c! In the month since we both purchased this smart thermostat, the component has acquired data on our preferences for temperatures, and automatically runs the system at a slightly less comfortable and warmer temperature to help reduce energy consumption throughout. I didn’t really think it would make enough of a difference to justify buying it, however now I’m seeing that this was definitely the case after all! By studying our behavior and developing a programmed schedule based on those observations, we’ve already cut our two energy bills almost in half in the past month alone. These smart thermostats are good at helping you save your hard earned income, but at the price of also making you see how much cash you’ve always been wasting!