Thinking about artificial intelligence and HVAC

When I was a kid, we had vastly different technology than what’s used by most people today.

Our phones alone were worlds apart from what is common right now, as most of the people I know have gravitated to smartphones without landlines at home.

Back in my early childhood, we had a single landline and a dial phone connected to it. It wasn’t until I reached high school age when my parents finally purchased a cordless landline phone for our house. These days I rarely see any kind of landline phones when I visit the homes of both friends and family members. I think most of us have switched to cell phone plans and end up forgoing the added expense of having a house phone as well. But phones are the only household fixtures that have evolved in the past few decades. Thermostats, the control systems for indoor HVAC, are vastly different now than they were in the 1990s for instance. We have these amazing smart thermostats that connect to the internet and can regulate your heating and cooling cycles without any of your direct involvement if that’s what you want. Or you can let it learn your habits and temperature preferences before putting it on an auto mode where the thermostat’s artificial intelligence creates a personalized cycle. When I was a kid, we had dial thermostats that had low temperatures on one end and high temperatures on the other. It’s staggering for me to think about these technological advancements in the world of HVAC temperature control. I love my new smart thermostat.

 

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