When I was in the process of having to get a brand new thermostat, I had some choices to make. I could either get another digital thermostat like the one I had that broke on me. Or, I could be a little more modern and get one of these new smart thermostats. I was a little on the fence about getting one of those smart thermostats because I did not trust smart technology. Smart thermostats are supposed to be the best thing on the market today when it comes to thermostats that control your central heating and air conditioning system. They are very convenient the way that they work of course. But I have also heard several horror stories about the smart thermostats as well. I had heard that a lot of times the smart thermostat ends up failing on you because of the computer app that goes on your cell phone, computer or laptop. This could cause me more problems than my recently broken old digital thermostat did when it was on its way out! This is why i am not sure if I want to try the smart thermostat or just be safe and get what I know and what I am used to, which is a classic digital thermostat to control my central heating and air conditioning system unit. The prices between the 2 types of thermostats are not too different from each other to tell you the truth, so that has nothing to do with it. It is just the fact of taking that chance on a new type of HVAC technology.