It was funny the last time when our dial thermostat quit working.
My wife seemed excited about it and asked if we could get a smart thermostat.
I wasn’t ready to give up on that old dial thermostat though, so I worked on it. I ended up watching a tutorial on how to fix thermostats like that, and I was able to get it working again. It worked for about a year, and I even tried fixing it again, but this time it was really done for. Finally, I agreed to go with my wife to look at the thermostats they had for sale at the hardware store. We found a lot of fancy looking thermostats and I kept telling my wife we didn’t need anything fancy. I actually found another dial thermostat that looked perfect and the price was as cheap as ever. Then my wife ended up finding a smart thermostat that looked something like a dial thermostat, but it had an LED screen. This thermostat was on sale. The cost I thought was still way up there, but it was way cheaper than all the other smart thermostats. I read the box of the smart thermostat to try to understand why my wife wanted this thing so much. When I saw that it would save up to 15% on the energy bills, I was already sold. I wished she would have told me that a long time ago when I first fixed the dial thermostat. I would have made the investment way back then if I knew we could save so much money on the energy bills.