How smart shades support energy efficiency during summer

Automated window treatments can go a long way in boosting a home’s energy efficiency, keeping homeowners comfortable during every season. With summer quickly approaching, here’s what you should know about smart shades. The prevalence of the connected home has proliferated over the past few years and will only grow as new use cases emerge. From … Read more

Smart Home Tech: What are the best smart thermostat options?

Smart thermostats are a great choice for many homeowners. They allow you to adjust and set your home’s temperature right from your phone — and save you money in the long run, too. Here are a few options. A year ago, we compared Google’s Nest Smart Learning thermostat to its Amazon-based competitor, Ecobee SmartThermostat. Since … Read more

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