Have you ever craved a blast of warm air after coming in from the cold, or a quick burst of cool air after a vigorous exercise session in your home gym? Sure, you can always readjust the setting of your home’s thermostat for a warm up or cool down, but thanks to new technology incorporated […]Get the Guide
4 Smart Energy Monitoring Systems to Help You Control Your Electricity Bill
We’ve written extensively on the benefits of home automation for energy management, particularly on how smart thermostats, such as those offered by Nest, Honeywell, Carrier and others allow you to easily adjust your home’s temperature, even while you’re away, to save money and make your house more comfortable. However, there’s one important part that we […]Get the Guide
5 Best Thermostat Options That Can Double as Wall Art
A peek at the five best thermostat products that look as good as they function.
Sometimes you want technology to look as good as it functions. When it comes to the best thermostat, a lot of them… well, a lot of them aren’t very attractive. In most cases, this is the piece of the Electronic House that you really wouldn’t want to call attention to. Well, times are changing—and so […]Get the Guide
Home Energy Management Takes More than a Smart Thermostat
So you went out a bought a Nest smart thermostat. You open the app a couple of times each day to turn the temperature up or down, and feel good about the money and energy you think you’re saving (this article states that for most users, a Nest will pay for itself in two years, […]Get the Guide
Schneider Electric Debuts Wiser Air WiFi Thermostat
The WiFi thermostat has a 3.5-inch color touchscreen, with Wiser Forecast and Comfort Boost features.
The WiFi thermostat has a 3.5-inch color touchscreen, with Wiser Forecast and Comfort Boost features.Get the Guide
Three Things to Think About When Picking a Wi-Fi Thermostat
Wi-Fi thermostats are great starter devices to get you rolling down the road to a smart home.
Picking a thermostat for your home used to be a no-brainer. When you moved into a new home, if there was a thermostat on the wall, your selection process was done. Now smart thermostats and Wi-Fi thermostats, along with an increased awareness of the need to save energy and money, has brought more attention to […]Get the Guide
Apple Homekit vs Google Brillo and Weave, More Alike Than Not?
In 2014 Apple announced that Homekit was coming to iOS, and predicted that it would enable broader adoption and easier implementation of the Internet of Things in the home—the smart home. Now Google, which already had its hands in the home automation cookie jar (Google owns Nest Labs and Dropcam, and Nest is one of […]Get the Guide
7 Top Products for Your Smart Home
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10 Smart Home Security System Add-ons
Electronic door locks, more sensors, lighting options and more ways to beef up home security systems.
Imagine using your smartphone to see who’s at your front door while you’re thousands of miles away. Or hearing a unique beep when a door or a pool gate opens. Or having your home’s lights turn off automatically when you leave. Many of these “smart” home features are possible with security systems. They aren’t just […]Get the Guide
Great DIY Home Automation Ideas for Beginners
Smart home systems, or home automation systems, once were expensive luxuries (and professionally installed and custom programed systems still can be), but today many DIY home automation products are actually very practical and reasonably affordable. If you hadn’t thought much about adding smart home devices to your home, here are seven home automation ideas for […]Get the Guide