My fiance & I have known about smart thermostats for quite a while. When we were newer homeowners, trying to save our money for some time, we did take our time when it came to purchasing a smart thermostat; When we had finally saved enough money, we then made the decision to go online & talked to a number of our friends in order to learn more about the numerous types of smart thermostats & their pros & cons. The people I knew explained that there are very interesting smart thermostats on the market that can essentially operate your heating & cooling proposal for you if you program them properly. There was 5 brands of smart thermostat that we researched that allegedly saved money & energy automatically as long as the proper information was programmed into it! A high quality smart thermostat would then definite save us money after a few weeks. However, the extreme price on that thermostat was a little steep, so my fiance & I ended up choosing the next best smart thermostat for our little home. The thermostat we chose really could even predict how long it would take our heating & cooling unit to reach the temperature we wanted. It was able to adjust the times the thermostat operated in conjunction with the time it took our apartment to reach our desired temperature, which ended up saving us a good deal of money! Honestly, I just wish that we would not have taken so long to purchase a smart thermostat for our modern home. It seemed to purchase one sooner, would have saved even more money in terms of our heating & cooling costs!