Podcast about a smart thermostat
I really do enjoy working on my podcast, even though it ended up being a lot more work than anticipated. It allows me total freedom to record whatever I want, which is in my case scary stories! I have been writing them for years, and now I am updating them for a new medium, the growing field of storytelling podcasts. I write, record, and edit all of my own stuff, but sometimes I bring in other people to play characters and do guest voices. It may not sound like a lot of work, but at least 6 hours goes into every 30 minute podcast. It is a bit easier now that I know how the central heating and cooling system can impact the finished product. I am so used to the A/C clicking on and off whenever it needs to that I never even considered how the sound and vibrations might affect the recording process. I have a smart thermostat, which means I haven’t even had to look at it in several months. I pre-programmed in all of my settings, and my fallback settings for when I am not there, and the smart thermostat handles everything else! The problem is that when the AC turns on while I am recording, it causes a very low humming sound in the background. The HVAC system needs to stay shut off the entire time I am recording, or it ruins the take. Since my smart thermostat responds to vocal commands, I just need to remember to tell it to pause before I record.