In this age of smart devices and appliances, the sheer number of available options continue to grow – as does the variety. So, it only makes sense for an established ceiling fan manufacturer to modernize their product line by equipping these stationary fixtures with “smart” features to offer consumers. Enter the Hunter Symphony Ceiling Fan With Wi-Fi capability.…Read 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.…Read More
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.…Read More
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?…Read More
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.…Read More