We’ve always had animals at the farm.
- My grandparents had bought the land a long time ago after getting tired of the city.
My dad was born at the farm and left for college. Later he came back, got married and we were born. As twins, we did everything together and made life at the farm wonderful. Last winter, my parents had to make some changes to the air conditioning in the animal barns. Winter was brutal the previous year, which made it hard to check on the animals. One of the air conditioning units was low, and some animals got sick due to a chill. My dad wanted to avoid the same situation, so we hired an HVAC company to advise us on what to do. An AC mechanic came to the farm to inspect the air conditioners and provide a viable solution. The HVAC systems were in excellent condition since we always followed AC maintenance checklists before winter and summer. But, the HVACs had old thermostats that weren’t efficient to use at the farm. The HVAC professional advised dad to install smart thermostats that were easier to control using an app on the phone. This was a great move and something I had never heard before. So my twin and I were looking forward to learning how the smart AC thermostat worked. The aircon expert explained that the smart thermostat would display the right room temperature and had sensors to adjust it if there was a sudden change in the weather. Additionally, this would make the HVAC units more effective and consume less energy during the summer and winter months. Another advantage was that we didn’t have to go to the barns to adjust the heat. We could do this using an app.