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Nest Thermostat Review - Front of unit
Best Nest Thermostat Review: Did you know that your home’s HVAC system accounts for 40% of your total energy use at home? That means leaving the heating on all day – even when you’re not home – costs you dearly. But what are you supposed to do? Go home to a cold house after work or worse, let your...
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Solar panels turn sunlight into electricity. New technologies are making solar panels more efficient and more affordable than ever before. You now can easily find portable solar panels for home use, or portable solar panels for camping that allow you to generate electricity during an RV or a camping trip.What is a Portable Solar Panel? A solar panel is an...
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How Does a Solar Panel Work? Most people aren't aware of how long the technology behind solar panels has actually been around. Way back in 1839, French physicist Edmund Bequerel discovered the photoelectric effect that is the basis of the modern solar panel.However, the first real use of the photo electric effect to generate power happened over 100 years later...
Homesteading
The idea of homesteading may elicit images of people spreading out into uncharted and wild lands. This was where the term was coined, but homesteaders don't have to pull up stakes and venture into the wilderness. Instead, modern homesteading can be done wherever you live right now. How can that be? Below are some ideas on how you, too,...
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According to a survey conducted by Proctor & Gamble, the average American family does between 300 to 390 loads of laundry each year. Companies that make washers and dryers have been working for many years to create systems that are as energy efficient as possible.Laundry is a necessary chore, and with the growing interest in green products and reducing...
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Looking for a smarter way to control your home heating and cooling and hopefully even save some money? The latest option isn’t installing a new HVAC system or switching to green – though if your system is old and inefficient, those both help. No, if you’re system is new, all you need is a new thermostat. Better yet, you...
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Smart home devices are all the rage these days, and the Nest is leading the charge for thermostats. Does this device live up to the hype? In this nest thermostat review, we’ll tell you everything there is to know about this nifty device. What is Nest and How Does It Work? The Nest is a smart thermostat, which are devices that...
Honeywell Smart Thermostat
Honeywell is a household name when it comes to appliances. From security systems to air purifiers and humidifiers, chances are you own at least one of their products in your house. In fact, you might already have a Honeywell digital thermostat hanging on your wall.Well, the realm of thermostats got a lot more interesting a few years back with...
Portable solar panel
Solar energy is one of the most important forms of renewable energy. No doubt at some point you've driven by a field and seen those large glistening panes, or maybe some people in the neighborhood have them mounted on their house. Perhaps you've also assumed the cost was too far out of reach or that solar just wouldn’t work...
Urbanization is something that eventually happens in any developing country, as the population condenses into smaller cities and towns. Agriculture begins to decline, and industrialization fuels the move from rural areas to urban ones.There are some positives and negatives to urbanization. When done correctly, urbanization means a greater variety of opportunity for residents. If it gets out of hand,...