My boyfriend and I planned a weekend trip to a chalet in the woods for our anniversary. We had never been camping by ourselves before. We reserved a chalet that was nearby others so that we wouldn’t be completely isolated, and the chalet was small and quaint. There was a charming fireplace and mantle. I knew the chalet was a lot older when I saw the dial thermostat on the wall for the HVAC system. I didn’t know what it was at first, however the chalet manual explained everything about it and how it operates the central Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system. My boyfriend thought that it looked so cool and vintage. He said that we should install a dial thermostat into our own home. I thought it was a stupid idea. Digital thermostats are much easier to use and they are easier to find now. I enjoyed the idea of having a SMART thermostat that all of us could program to fit our needs and control from our iPhones. My boyfriend thinks that SMART thermostats will somehow track our information. Every time you would move, he would care about the less invasive route of a dial thermostat! At the end of the day, thermostats operate and perform the same duty. The style of thermostat you choose can certainly dictate the experience you have with your entire A/C system. We discussed this for many hours and I went to sleep with hurt feelings. I suppose when you’re in a relationship for a long time, you fight about crazy things! .