There are so many details in life, so we don’t always take the time to really look into what they are or how they work. Oftentimes, we are too distracted to worry about how exactly pushing on a pedal or flipping a switch makes something work. We know there is a good reason for how the machines in our lives work, but we don’t feel an urge to figure out why. However, sometimes not understanding the basic principles of how something works can lead to trouble. In a simple example, if a person doesn’t understand the importance of gasoline in making a car work, they wouldn’t get too far. Your HVAC system is like that. Well, it may not need fuel to work like your car, but your HVAC system does have some basic things for you to understand in its operation. For starters, it is important to lessen the wear and tear on our climate control system. We do this by finding any kind of way to limit how often our HVAC system runs. The more often we are running our air conditioning, or the more often we are running our furnace, the more work our climate control equipment is doing. In due time, the more our heating and cooling system is being used, the faster it will break down and need drastic maintenance to fix the problem. One of the best ways for protecting the life of your furnace and air conditioner system is to install a smart thermostat. Once a smart thermostats is installed, you have direct control over how often and in what capacity your climate control system is being used.