I live about forty-five minutes away from my work, so I spent a significant amount of time in the car each day. Most of the time, I actually enjoy having a longer commute. I get to drink coffee while I drive, gather my thoughts, and listen to my favorite music. The traffic never seems to be a problem in the morning, but when I come home, it feels as though every single person in the city is driving at the exact same time. Sometimes it takes me almost two hours to get home after work! Sitting in traffic is enough to make anyone irritable, but I would be much more cranky if I didn’t have a smart thermostat. Since I’m gone for so long, I can’t keep my HVAC system running while I am at work. Having the air conditioner or the furnace working when I’m not there would waste far too much energy, and my utility bills would jump through the roof! Now that I have a smart thermostat attached to the HVAC system, I have great temperature control, even when I’m not home. In fact, I can adjust the thermostat when I’m in the office simply by opening up my phone! Before I leave for the day, I make sure to turn on the heating and cooling units so that I can come home to the perfect temperature. If I’m stuck in a ton of traffic, I can even make additional changes! No matter how stressful my commute is, it’s comforting to know that I can use my smart thermostat to make sure that my house is comfortable and welcoming at the end of a long day.