Category Archives for "Thermostats"

The Best Smart Thermostat To Avoid Headaches And Unleash Savings

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.

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Geofencing With IFTTT And Life360

UPDATE: I originally wrote this tutorial for use with the ecobee3 smart thermostat. However, the same general process can be used to setup geofencing for any smart home product that has an IFTTT channel. Just follow this tutorial and wherever I mention “ecobee3”, replace it with your product.

The Ecobee3 is great, but the smart home/away feature leaves a bit to be desired. It uses motion sensors placed in the Ecobee3 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:

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How To Make The Most Of Your ecobee Remote Sensors

The ecobee remote sensors give the ecobee thermostat a unique advantage over its competitors. You can set up these little satellite sensors anywhere in your home to give the ecobee 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!

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Four Essential Smart Home Products Ultimate Energy Savings

Heating and cooling costs make up 50% of the average household energy bill. A few smart home devices can help you take a big chunk out of that. Install the right devices, and you’ll end up with a greener home and a lower monthly energy bill. Next, I am going to tell you about four smart home products that can combine to reduce your monthly heating and cooling bill by about 34% and sometimes much more.

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