I know lots of people rage against Hue for being overpriced. Maybe they are. Maybe not. Personally, I think the number of lights they’ve sold tells the real story. My guess is that if you’re reading this, you’ve ...Read More

These smart bulbs work with Philips Hue (but cost way less)

Lots of experts recommend smart switches over smart bulbs because they are easier to use. However, without smart bulbs, you won’t get the awesome benefit of color changing or white-shifting lights. You can debate the pros and cons ...Read More

4 Smart Switches that work with your smart bulbs

My house was built in 1909. It still has pieces of the original knob and tube electrical wiring nailed to the floor joists in the basement. Thankfully, the electrical has been updated since then. Unfortunately, I still have ...Read More

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This winter when temps hit double digit below zero, my trusty old Genie garage door opener started struggling. After a couple days, it quit working completely. It was well over 10 years old, so this wasn’t totally unexpected. ...Read More

Chamberlain Smart Garage Door Opener Review

When C by GE switches were first released, I saw a lot of negative feedback from users citing unreliable WiFi behavior. For that reason, I initially avoided testing them out. However, since the release, the line has expanded ...Read More

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If you’re a SmartThings user and you need to update firmware on some of your Z-Wave devices, this article will explain how to do it. I ran into this exact situation recently, and I assumed I would be ...Read More

How to update firmware for Z-Wave devices on SmartThings

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The average American spends 90% of their time indoors. Like it or not, we are constantly breathing conditioned air. And it turns out that indoor air is usually more polluted than outdoor air because stagnant air can accumulate ...Read More

Best Smart Air Purifiers

Robot vacuums can save you an enormous amount of time and housework. There’s a wide variety of them out there on the market today, making it a little difficult to choose what’s best for your household needs. Before ...Read More

Who Makes The Smartest Robot Vacuum?

You have electric heat in your place. You probably have multiple thermostats to control that heat. Now you’ve decided it’s time to get those heaters some smart control. Is it even possible without spending hours hacking together a ...Read More

Line Voltage Smart Thermostats: Yes, They Do Exist

A smart home is not complete without a smart thermostat. In fact, I believe that a smart thermostat is the most important part of your smart home. It can have the most noticeable effect on your comfort and ...Read More

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