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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 your smart bulbs

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 of smart switches and smart bulbs (which I’ve done here), but I don’t want to choose one or the other. I want the best of both. I want to be able to combine the cool, color changing effects of smart bulbs with the convenience and usability of smart switches.

Can it be done? Of course! Here’s how.

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Case Study: Do Smart Thermostats save money?

“Smart thermostats save you money”.

I feel like I’ve heard those words so frequently that I just kind of assume it’s true.

But is it actually true? And if so, what kind of savings are we talking?

I wanted an answer to these questions so I spent a couple months testing different smart thermostat features in my home. I used the awesome data collection power of my ecobee thermostat to record the data. Here’s what I found:

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SkyBell HD Review: Clear View And No Hidden Fees

We’ve all been there. You’re occupied taking care of business around the cave, maybe cooking dinner or just lying in bed (or, ahem…on the toilet) when suddenly someone is at the door. Is it a neighbor? A package delivery? A solicitor? You don’t want to stop your activities to go check but you don’t want to turn away a potential important visitor either. The SkyBell HD is the solution to this first-world problem.Read More

Ring Pro Review

A Ring Pro video doorbell is more than just a doorbell. It’s a doorbell, a security system, and a doorman all in one. With a Ring Pro, you can answer your door from anywhere. You can monitor your front door and yard from anywhere. It gives you security and peace of mind at a fraction of the price of a more conventional security system.

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