What would you do to save money on your summertime cooling bills? Reduce the time you run the AC? Run a fan? Strip down? According to the Lennox Home Energy Report Card, many homeowners are willing to endure higher temperatures at home during the summer months to decrease their monthly electric bill by $50. Thirty-seven […]Read More
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14 Questions to Gauge If You (And Your Home) Are Ready For Energy Management
Saving energy on your utility bills shouldn’t be a sacrifice. It shouldn’t require you to adopt a “green” lifestyle or live completely off the grid. Nor should you have to give up the creature comfort of home. Thankfully, energy management technologies and systems have made it possible to conserve without creating discomfort. There are a […]
Velux Smart Skylights Monitor Air Quality, Humidity, Temperature
Skylights are an oft forgotten element of a smart home. Out of reach and out of your direct line of sight, they seem to get skipped over when planning for the integration of smart home devices and systems. But no longer. Velux hopes to make smart skylights a household priority with the introduction of Velux […]Read More
Rachio Launches Wireless Sprinkler System Controlled by Amazon Alexa
Smart sprinkler company Rachio has added to its water management product lineup with the release of its voice-controllable/smartphone-controllable Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller and Rachio 3 Wireless Flow Meter. According to the company, the system is the first-ever residential wireless flow meter to hit the market. It is also compatible with third-party home control systems, […]Read More
Nest Develops Temperature Sensors for Better HVAC Control
It’s an age-old problem: One part of the house is warm and comfortable while other areas feel like an icebox. In homes with multiple levels, that one thermostat on the main floor is only able to monitor the temperature of that area. The temperature of the upper level, consequently, has no relevance on how the […]Read More
Can Your AC Adapter Do All This and Z Wave?
Great things often come in small packages. A new AC adapter introduced by Fibaro proves this point by bundling several key features into a device that’s smaller youre your fist. And unlike most AC adapters the Fibaro Wall Plug is actually fun to look at, thanks to a color changing LEDs that glow based on […]Read More
Nest Learning Thermostat Gets Even Smarter
There’s an app for just about every smart device under the sun, from light switches and electric outlets to ceiling fans and complete home automation systems. And while apps have enabled us to more conveniently manage our homes, managing the ever-growing number of apps on your phone can get unwieldy. Recognizing this, Nest created its […]Read More
How Energy Efficient is Your Smart Home?
You’d think that will all the smart devices populating your home, your energy bill would spike through the roof. While that’s certainly possible, manufacturers from all sectors of the smart home industry have drastically reduced the energy glut over the years thanks to continual advancemennts in product designs. A new Consumer Technology Association (CTA) study, […]Read More
5 Tips: How to Choose a Solar Panels for Your Home
If you’re looking to install solar panels on your house for the first time, you might have a lot of questions regarding exactly what to look for in a solar company and where to find it? Besides the obvious task of scanning through online reviews of solar panel providers, here are a few key things […]Read More
Community Solar Programs: What Is It and Do You Qualify?
If you one of the growing number of Americans who rent a home, you might think you are being left out of the solar power trend. But a new movement to what is called “community solar” is here to provide for your green energy demands. So exactly what is community solar and how as a […]Read More
Google Project Sunroof is Like Zillow for Your Solar Panels
It’s usually the biggest question facing any homeowner looking to possibly add solar panels to their roof: Will solar panels be effective on my house? Google’s Project Sunroof aims to answer that burning question. The mega-company has created an online tool to help homeowners make the move into solar by providing you with a wealth […]Read More