When people think about investing in a smart thermostat they’re probably doing so to achieve a more comfortable indoor climate where the temperature feels perfect throughout the day. They also might be trying to save a few bucks on energy costs by investing in a thermostat that sets back automatically to an efficiency mode when […]Get the Guide
Aprilaire Wi-Fi Thermostats Focus on Indoor Air Quality
Smart thermostats incorporate the control of indoor air quality and humidity.
Indoor air pollution continues to pose a huge health risk in today’s tightly built, energy-efficient homes, with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranking it among the top five environmental dangers. According to EPA, the air inside a home can be two to five times more polluted than the worst outside air, due to harmful fumes […]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
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
Keen Home Debuts Keen Money-Saving Smart Vents
These smart vents are now available at Lowe's stores and online.
These smart vents are now available at Lowe’s stores and online.Get the Guide
5 Features to Look for in a Smart Thermostat
Thinking about the new Nest Thermostat or another smart option? Here are a few things to consider.
With the recent introduction of the 3rd generation Nest Thermostat, Nest Labs has started heating up the smart thermostat market—again. After all, the this latest Nest Thermostat: can make all of those temperature adjustments easier, as well as a lot more high-tech. However, the Nest Thermostat isn’t the only smart thermostat out there. Today, there […]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
Maverick Serves Up a Tasty Trio of Smart Kitchen Thermometers
These smart kitchen gadgets allow you to deliver a perfectly cooked meal.
The holiday party season is coming up fast. Soon, it will be time for you to burn up something for the family. Not quite the Master Chef? You may want to ask Santa to stuff your stocking with a few smart kitchen gadgets. Maverick Industries has a trio of high-tech digital thermometers, with two of […]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
Venstar Voyager Smart Thermostats Support WiFi, ZigBee and Z-Wave
Besides reducing energy costs, these smart thermostats are designed to fit any budget.
When it comes to picking wireless devices for the smart home, your selection is typically determined by the technology used—and your budget. However, Venstar doesn’t want to limit the potential audience for its latest lineup of smart thermostats. With each of the Voyager’s seven smart thermostats, you can actually choose how you want to connect: […]Get the Guide