When it comes to thermostats things have certainly changed. The new way of thermostats is the smart thermostat. Smart thermostats seems to be what everyone is buying now days for thermostats to control their central heating and air conditioning systems. The days of dial thermostats and even standard digital thermostats are a thing of the past now. When you go to buy a brand new and up to date central heating and air conditioning system and if you do not have a thermostat already to go with it, the only thermostat offered is a smart thermostat. Now you still can buy dial thermostats and standard digital thermostats but you have to go to an outlet store to do so. Heating and air conditioning companies in my area do not even sell anything but smart thermostats today. I was not too happy about being forced to get a smart thermostat to be honest, but once I did I really got the hang of it. And even I am used to the new way of smart thermostats to run my central heating and air conditioning system unit. It is very convenient as well. I have never had such convenience when it comes to running my central heating and air conditioning system unit ever since I got a smart thermostat for my home. It really is the new way and the future of thermostats. It is also the future of heating and air conditioning in general. I do actually recommend getting a smart thermostat on your own. You will like it.