I remembered that I had turned off the AC/HEAT since the weather has been nice, but at night it gets a little chilly. So I logged on my phone and turned the heat on because I didn't like the temp the house was at. All done while my family was sleeping and remotely.
The point of the thermostat is to control your AC/HEAT automatically to keep the temperature constant inside. So when it's nice inside, the thermostat will turn the heat off and when it's chilly inside, it will turn the heat on.
In this case, you're playing the role of the thermostat. Maybe that's what you call geek factor these days.