Owning a business will show and teach things one might not otherwise experience. Hand to hand combat over the office thermostat was nowhere on my radar though. Our company has space in office building of no great size. In fact, all the personnel basically share one large room aside from a conference room. The heating and cooling war began slowly but turf was demarcated fairly quick. There was the crowd of folks that were always hot and the other group could never get warm. I was surprised to see that these battlelines were not drawn along any gender lines. It was strictly a hot blooded versus cold blooded campaign. I wearied of this rather quickly. The HVAC thermostat was constantly being jerked back and forth. My soaring utility bill was the proof. After doing a bit of research I found a solution I hoped would mildly satisfy both camps. An HVAC company came in overnight and installed a smart thermostat. Well, the next day there was a near riot since manual control of the HVAC thermostat could no longer be fought over. I gathered everyone around to explain that the smart thermostat would learn our space and habits. Additionally, I could program it to suit the cold folks in the morning and the hot folks in the afternoon. It took nearly a week before all the associates got on board but they did. No more thermostat wars. No more cranking the thermostat up and down through the day. Peace reigns supreme and I am saving twelve percent on my energy costs.