Carrier/Bryant equipment can be controlled via internet connection. Even better, the installing dealer and monitor your system and address any problems noted, sometimes even before you know there's a problem. This is cutting edge stuff and yes, you need their equipment to make it work. Sorry 'bout that.
If YOU want change, YOU have to first change.
If you are waiting for the 'other guy' to change first, just remember, you're the 'other guy's' other guy. To continue to expect real change when you keep acting the same way as always, is folly. Won't happen. Real change will only happen when a majority of the people change the way they vote!