A lot of mail carriers don’t have air conditioners or oil furnaces in their work vans. I wasn’t surprised to find this out, though. That’s because my spouse works for one of the companies, and he has driven a hot, uncomfortable van around the city for twenty years now. In the beginning, it was entirely rough for him. He would use one of those cooling towels that you put on your neck all afternoon. He said they do help somewhat, however the supplier van also has a little fan but it doesn’t do much. In the afternoon he gets home, takes a shower, & sits right in front of the air conditioner vents. I guess he doesn’t think I do this; but every afternoon I crank the air conditioner down about 8 degrees about the same time he is leaving from work. I really want him to be nice & comfortable after being outside in the heat all afternoon long. However, recently I found out that his shift at his job is going to be increasing. I work downtown in a comfortable office so this is no massive deal for me. It’s just the fact that I won’t be at our house to crank down the air conditioner for my spouse anymore. I suppose that I could just leave the air conditioner at 63 degrees all afternoon but to me, that seems like a waste if no one is even home. I recently came across smart thermostats in an article.I would be able to program a smart thermostat to get really cold right at my spouse’s quitting time. I could even control the smart thermostat from our workplace. I really like that idea, and I think I will have our Heating, Ventilation & A/C supplier install a smart thermostat right away.