I could not believe it when I realized today that the dial thermostat I have that runs my central heating and air conditioning system is over 30 years old! And it is still working just as good today as when I bought it over 3 decades ago.
This is the sign of good craftsmanship and it also shows that a dial thermostat may in fact be the best thermostat around.
In my opinion I would say forget about all these stupid advanced forms of HVAC technology that are all so complicated to older folks like me. Things like smart thermostats and even the standard digital thermostats. They may look and be futuristic or modern or even look cool to young folks. But they would never last 30 years! As a matter of fact from what I know, both smart thermostats and the standard digital thermostats have a lifespan of around 10 years if you are lucky. Because most die on you within 5 years and then it is time to buy a new one. With this old dial thermostat I bet it will probably last me the rest of my life and then still be alive even after I am long gone! That is what I honestly feel just based on the fact that it has lasted me over 30 years and still going just as strong today as it was back then. It is really unbelievable when you think about it. I am just so glad that I made the choice to get this dial thermostat back then. I would not have had it any other way.