New technology can help homeowners save energy in many ways. Smart thermostats, wirelessly-controlled outlets and switches, motorized blinds, smart lighting and home control automation systems allow more control over your energy use and more energy savings.


Meet the 3rd Generation Nest Thermostat

Rachel Cericola
3rd generation Nest Thermostat

The third time’s a charm!

The Nest Thermostat has become one of the hottest energy products in the Electronic House, thanks to all of those high-tech learning features. Now the company is making even more tweaks, in order to bring your home to a whole new level of comfort.

Today, the company debuted the 3rd generation Nest

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3 Ways Energy Management Systems Help Reduce Consumption

Eaton energy management

by Jeff Kuykendall, product manager, Eaton

Electrical energy management systems help homeowners see their consumption, recognize ways to reduce usage, and track changes over time to ensure peak system efficiency. An accurate view of your home’s complete energy system can identify opportunities to manage energy and bring about real, positive sustained change.

Here are three ways energy

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Reducing Air Leakage through In-Ceiling Speakers

VPD in-ceiling speakers from OEM Systems

In an increasing number of states, builders and developers are being held to tighter requirements governing the air tightness of new construction structures. In an effort to influence building projects to be increasingly energy efficient, builders are having to construct homes that pass more stringent tests. Therefore, any and all wall or ceiling or floor

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iBlinds Smartens Up Blinds and Shades for Under $70

Rachel Cericola
iBlinds for automatic blinds and motorized shading

We’ve talked at length about the benefits of automatic blinds and motorized shading. Oh, so much talking. Now, it’s time to stop talking and start automating.

Of course, the bummer of putting in automatic blinds is having to replace all of your existing window coverings. It can be difficult and expensive. However, there are a slew

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