Finding the best way to keep your pets when you aren’t home is a very important factor in how happy both you and the animals you live with are. Ideally, you wouldn’t need to worry about them whatsoever. You could just go to work or run errands, and they’d be just fine on their own. In reality though, some animals are simply just more full of sneaky tricks and curiosity than others. That being the case, it’s important to find a way to confine them. You may also find though, that the more comfortable they are while you’re away from home, the less likely they are to cause bedlam. With this in mind, I designed my climate control system around the knowledge that my dogs would be hanging out at home. The heating and cooling system itself was very old but reliable, so I haven’t had to replace it yet. I added a new thermostat, though, that truly was key to keeping my pooches comfortable all day long. The feature of HVAC zone control was one of many great new perks of this particular thermostat. Now I can keep the rear area of the house cool without having to waste energy running air conditioning in the front as well. That way, the dogs can enjoy their own A/C in the area where they’re shut in while the front of my home just remains room temperature until I go back home and switch the system back over to the rest of the house. This air conditioning plan has proved perfect at conserving money and keeping the peace along with the dogs.