I have more peace of mind being able to control my HVAC system remotely

It’s hard being comfortable leaving the house in the morning when you have mild to severe OCD.

This disorder manifests itself completely differently for one person versus another, and even a single person’s symptoms can vary from one day to the next.

Mine manifest when I fear I’m leaving the house with fire hazards of any kind. That’s why I unplug appliances and electronics from the walls inside, giving me a tiny bit of peace of mind regarding my fears of a house fire. Others would balk at my behavior, but why if it doesn’t bother them? Clearly my obsessive rituals only affect myself, and if they ever affected my family I would get immediate help. But I know that there are plenty of people out there like me who are functioning perfectly fine with just a few triggers that are easy enough to handle without pharmaceutical intervention. One improvement I made that has given me more peace of mind is adding a smart thermostat to my central HVAC system. No longer do I have to worry if I remembered to change the setting on my thermostat before leaving the house for work. I like to keep it fairly cold while I sleep, but I don’t want it cycling non-stop while I’m at work when outdoor temperatures naturally rise. If I forget, I can easily make an adjustment with the phone application that controls the smart thermostat remotely. And if it’s cold outside and I want to engage the furnace before leaving work for the evening, I can do that as well. I’m just scratching the surface of the features and capabilities of my brand new smart thermostat.

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