Owning a Blueair Classic air purifier means you have one of the better air purification devices available. What could possibly make it even better? Answer: The Blueair Aware Indoor Air Quality Monitor, of course. It gives you real-time information on the air quality inside your home by itself. But, pair it with the air purifier and it can completely automate your air purifier’s operation...Continue reading
Thinking of picking up an air purifier? It certainly makes sense to want a safer indoor environment for you and your family. But if you’re like most first-time buyers, it’s far too easy to buy a cheap model from one of the big box stores or online. And that could be a big mistake...Continue reading
If the indoor air quality of your home is a concern, you may want to consider adding an air purifier. Not just any “purifier” though. There are plenty of low-cost devices that carry the name. But those are mostly light-duty air filters that are basically disposable devices. The AirMega 400S, on the other hand, could serve you and your family for years and it makes quality air purification easier than ever...Continue reading
If you’re not familiar with Haiku Home products, let me take a minute to enlighten you.
Haiku Home is focused on dressing up your home’s ceiling. Their Haiku series fans really are a cross between a ceiling fan and a work of art. Now with the Haiku light, they’ve expanded to making beautiful light fixtures, too...Continue reading
Stop living in the past. Get rid of your old incandescents and CFLs. If you haven’t started switching out your old bulbs for LED bulbs, it’s time to start. Even though LED bulbs are still more expensive than competing types of light bulbs up front, you will recoup the cost over the long life of the LED bulb...Continue reading
TP-Link smart devices are an easy way to get your feet wet in the smart home world. Smart plugs and smart bulbs are easy to install and easy to use. They’re also easy to uninstall and send back if they’re not what you’re looking for. There’s not much that can go wrong so there’s not much to fear...Continue reading
The Homekit enabled August smart lock allows you to use an app to lock and unlock your door. You can even setup options that will automatically lock and unlock your door as you come and go. If you go for full smart home integration, you will also be able to coordinate other smart home actions with the locking and unlocking of your August smart lock.
The Ecobee3 is great, but the smart home/away feature leaves a bit to be desired. It uses motion sensors placed in the Ecobee3 (see on Amazon) and its satellite sensors to determine whether your house is occupied or not. Unfortunately, there are several limitations with using only motion sensors as your home/away sensors:..Continue reading
The Ecobee3 remote sensors give the Ecobee3 thermostat a unique advantage over its competitors. You can set up these little satellite sensors anywhere in your home to give the Ecobee3 more knowledge of temperature and activity in your home. You’ll have to do a little bit of setup to tell the Ecobee3 exactly how to use this information to keep you comfortable, but it’s not too difficult and should only take a few minutes. Let’s get started!..Continue reading
If you’re thinking about buying a smart thermostat, it’s a good idea to check with your gas or electric provider first. Many power companies offer cash back rebates when you buy certain models of energy saving thermostats. I’ve started compiling a list of all the available rebates in the table below...Continue reading