I just might be in the minority, although I am not a fan of remote controlled HVAC devices; I have seen in recent times a lot of heating and a/c component that is remote monitored.
That just doesn’t chop it for me.
It all goes back to having a remote controlled ceiling fan that never worked right. I had so numerous problems with that thing I can not even describe, then when it came to a central heating and a/c system that had a remote control I decided to not deal with it. I told the heating and a/c business that was installing the heat and air conditioning system program that I was buying that I did not want something with a remote control. I didn’t even want to get a smart control unit. That isn’t remote controlled, however it may as well be having everything controlled through a computer app. If I can not adjust and operate a heating and a/c program or control machine with my hands, I simply do not even want it! I would rather just have things as they used to be when it comes to my central heating and a/c. You can call me weird or call me an old man, however this is just how it is, then my boys look at me like I am from mars or something when I tell them I will not deal with remote controlled central heating, ventilation, and A/C systems. They are quite happy with them. However not me. I will never change and that is just the way it is and constantly will be!