Say Goodbye To Pull-Chains: 8 Ways To Add Smart Control To Your Old Ceiling Fan

To me, the idea of having to manually reach up and pull the pull-chain on a ceiling fan is as awful as having to manually lift up your garage door. So, if you’re like me and you’re addicted to everything smart home, you probably have a need to add smart control to any ceiling fans in your home.

Unfortunately, its not always practical to just toss out your old fans and replace them with brand new smart fans.

Fortunately, there’s several available low-cost options to retrofit your old ceiling fan with a brand new smart fan control.

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Modern Forms Ceiling Fan Review

I recently installed a Modern Forms Mykonos smart ceiling fan in my 3 season porch. The fan is super quiet. It perfectly matches the color and style of the room. And, it easily integrates into my smart home.

I wouldn’t call myself an expert on ceiling fans, but I don’t need to be an expert to be impressed. And, I was impressed…At least for the first two weeks.

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4 Smart Switches That Work With No Neutral Wire

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 a few switch boxes that don’t have a neutral. That means that the vast majority of available smart switches won’t work in those boxes. However, I scoured the internet and found some that will.

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Chamberlain Smart Garage Door Opener Review

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.

I decided to replace it with a Chamberlain Smart Garage Door Opener.

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Best Smart Thermostat For Your Heated Floor

You’ve probably heard of people saving money using smart thermostats. However, most of the hugely popular thermostats like Nest or ecobee are not for use in high voltage applications like under floor heat.

Fortunately, there are some smart thermostats available for electric floor heat. They just don’t get the same amount of press as the bigger names.

In this article, I’ll take a little time to explain what thermostats made specifically for electric floor heat can be used for and what they can’t be used for. Then, I’ll list a few of the models available for purchase in the US along with a brief description of how they might be used in your smart home.  

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