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ecobee vs Nest: Don’t Overlook These 8 Crucial Differences

The ecobee and Nest are widely considered the best two smart thermostats available. If you read just about any smart thermostat review, you’ll see these two almost always come out on top.

I’ve used both products and I’ve found 8 key differences. The differences between ecobee and Nest aren’t huge. But, they ARE different and the differences DO matter. So read on and I’ll fill you in on what I’ve learned.

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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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Best Smart Air Purifiers

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 dust and other toxins much more quickly.

A smart air purifier cleans your air just like a normal air purifier, but also gives you real time feedback and control of your air purifier and your indoor environment.

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Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub Review

I recently picked up a Chamberlain MyQ smart garage hub during Amazon’s Prime Day. It was only $30 which seemed like a great deal. After all, some of the big time product review sites list the device as the “best smart garage door controller“.

After using it for about a month, I don’t think it’s the best one out there, but for the price it’s hard to beat. I think if you’re a casual smart home user looking for a widely compatible device that’s easy to install and use, you’ll be happy with the Chamberlain MyQ.

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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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