Everybody thought I would be able to fix the old thermostat

It was funny when there was an issue with the thermostat recently, everybody asked me to fix it.

  • They said that I could handle the problem simply because I fixed the printer in the house.

We all shared the printer and we all paid for ink. This just seemed like a great way to save money. The only thing I fixed was the paper-jam that happened a couple of times. They all acted like I was some kind of computer expert or in this case, an HVAC expert. They thought I would have no issue fixing a broken thermostat. I honestly had no idea what was wrong with it and I told everybody it was probably just old. I told everybody if we wanted our HVAC to start working again, we would have to buy a new thermostat. So we all went to the store and looked at the different thermostats. One roommate suggested going for the smart thermostat that was on sale. It was almost the same price as a regular programmable thermostat, so we opted for the smart one. It actually wasn’t hard to install the thermostat after watching an installation video. After that, everybody was saying I should be an HVAC professional. I just laughed and said that would require special training to work on advanced heating and cooling systems. The smart thermostat worked great and it was awesome because we all got the app on our phone to adjust the temperature control settings remotely! The best news was that the thermostat made our energy bills go down a good amount, which we didn’t even expect.


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