Some of years ago, my in-laws purchased a comfortable retirement home. They now spend the chilly weather months down south, and the spring and summer up north. Caring for two separate houses was a bit of an adjustment for them. They were constantly distraught over what was happening with their empty house up north. With untold amounts of snow as well as outdoor temperatures well zero, a power outage or heating system malfunction can become an unthinkable problem. They mainly worry about the water pipes icing over or even possibly bursting. They need to leave the furnace running just enough to prevent this catastrophe from happening. Before heading south for the winter, they always make sure to schedule professional maintenance for the heating system. A licensed HVAC supplier thoroughly inspects, cleans as well as adjusts the heating system. If any parts are worn out or need to be replaced, he makes the repair, promoting greater reliability, safety, as well as prolonging the life of the system. Last year, my father-in-law happened to mention how he worries about the operation of the heating system all winter long. The HVAC technician recommended that he install a wireless control unit. This has given my in-laws a lot more peace of mind. They can now check up on the performance of the heating system using their smartphones. With the simple tap of a finger, they have access to thermostat adjustment, service call status, along with energy tracking. If there’s an issue, such as a temperature fluctuation or an electrical outage, my in-laws automatically get a notification. Also, they can make sure their home up north is the perfect temperature when they arrive home in springtime. My father-in-law now has plans to install a wireless control unit into their retirement home down south as well.