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 personalised birthday gifts     |      2020-02-26 18:41

Hello friends! What is the weather like where you are? Here in North Carolina, the temperatures have ranged from 60 degrees to 10 degrees {record setting low} over the course of 10 days. Nope, I'm not kidding. Toward the end of winter, we always get some Spring like days here in my beloved state. It made the fact that we had a non-programmable thermostat ridiculous and we couldn't take it any longer! We were absolutely wasting energy and money due to the inability to program it. We would set it at a temperature during the day and intend to lower it before bed, but we would FORGET all the time. Waste of energy. Waste of money {not to mention we would wake up hot}.

Here was our oldpersonalised birthday gifts, very basic and “;not smart”; thermostat.

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So, we headed to Ace Hardware and chatted with the always helpful staff about some better options. We ultimately decided on a fancy new thermostat and I have to tell you…;we are in love :) Here she is…;the Honeywell Wifi Smart Thermostat. Isn't she a beauty?!

The installation was fairly straight-forward. Bear in mind thatC wire is required for installation. We were lucky that we already had C wire in place. We removed the sad, old, non-programmable thermostat and had our new one installed in about 15 minutes.

You guys, this thermostat is AWESOME! It has a customizable color touchscreen! Yep, for all of your home decor enthusiasts, you can change the color of the screen to suit your decor! It also has a temporary vacation/away setting, filter change reminder andHI/LOW temperature alerts–;perfect for erratic North Carolina winters! If the temp gets above or below certain thresholds that you set, you get a notification on your smart phone and can then go to the app and change the temperature accordingly!!!! It also allows you to view your local weather. Need I say more?!

After installing it, we got it all set up. You can easily program it on the thermostat itself, but I felt it was even easier to do it on the computer. Best of all, with the Total Connect Comfort app {which is FREE}, I can adjust the settings any time I want from my iPhone. Here is a screenshot of the easy-to-use app:

It looks so much better on our wall! It is smaller than our old thermostat, and we don't have any leftover paint from our hallway {#baddiyers}, so we will be heading to Ace Hardware soon to get some help with color matching the paint so that we can touch it up!

I feel so responsible and adult for having a thermostat that enables us to have a more energy efficient home, especially in the face of erratic North Carolina winters. I can't wait to see the impact it has on our power bill!

To help you tackle a home maintenance project in yourown home, Ace Hardware wants to give one lucky winner a $100 gift card! You can enter using the Rafflecopter below–;good luck!

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I am a proud member of the Ace Bloggers Panel and Ace Hardware has provided with the product used for this project. I was also compensated for my time and this blog post. All opinions and positions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.

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