Category Archives for "Home"

Philips Air 1000i: Perfect Purifier For A Small Space

If you’re in the market for a quality air purifier, you might want to check out the Philips brand of purifiers. They make a number of different air purifiers to suit rooms of different sizes and with various additional features. The specific model I’m looking at in this article is the Philips 1000i Connected Air Purifier.

It’s attractive, portable, and it’s a smart WiFi enabled air purifier with True HEPA. It works surprisingly well with the free Air Matters app on a phone or tablet. As an air cleaner, it does an excellent job of reducing pollen, allergens, dust mites, mold, pet dander, odors and gases* and this model is recommended for bedrooms up to about 200 square feet...Continue reading

Bond Home Review: Smart Control For Up To 6 Ceiling Fans And More

Once you’ve used smart home technology on a single appliance, and you’ve experienced the ultimate in “easy living” – you tend to get a little spoiled. Naturally, you want to use it more often, on more things. And you begin looking for opportunities.

While the possibilities seem endless, we are still in the early days of smart home technology. Thankfully, there are companies like Olibra – who are on the cutting edge in this emerging field.  What they have now is just the beginning of what is to come.

What they have already developed and made available to customers is a device called Bond (as in- James Bond, perhaps?) which converts your ceiling fans and electric and gas fireplaces into smart appliances you can control and monitor from your phone...Continue reading

4 Wifi Thermostats For Electric Floor Heat

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 fit into your smart home.  ..Continue reading

ecobee vs Nest: 8 Crucial Differences For The Informed Buyer

So you’re looking to welcome a fancy new smart thermostat into your home but you’re not quite sure which to choose? The ecobee4 and Nest 3rd Gen. are widely considered the best two smart thermostats available. Read just about any smart thermostat review and you’ll repeatedly see these two come out on top. So how do you decide which one is the better buy?..Continue reading

Best Smart Thermostat 2018: Which One Is Best For Your Home?

A thermostat is not something you want to replace every couple years, let alone after a couple months. And yet, if you scroll through reviews on Amazon, you’ll find tons of people that sent back their smart thermostats after a very short time. Don’t worry! You don’t need to be THAT person. There’s several really great smart thermostats on the market and millions of satisfied owners.

The best smart thermostat needs to be reliable, easy to use, and require minimal input from you. Keep reading and I’ll help you find the one that’s best for you...Continue reading

Foobot Air Quality Monitor Review

For most of us, we spent at least three quarters of our lives indoors. While it’s nice to be able to create private spaces to feel safe and comfortable in stormy weather, living indoors is not without its dangers. Biggest among these dangers is the poor quality of air we (mostly) unknowingly breathe in, day after day.

It’s difficult to detect and impossible to see the many pollutants that are often present in indoor air. That’s why we need ..Continue reading

Netatmo Weather Station Review

So many homes across the land use antiquated devices like those old window-mounted mercury thermometers to monitor temperatures. And that rusty eyesore only shares a little bit of information compared to the information you could have. In this day and age of smart technology, there’s a much better way to get all your weather-related informat..Continue reading

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