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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,...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Which Smart Surge Protector is Right for You? A voltage spike could damage your appliances and electronics if you don’t use a surge protector. Even though a traditional surge protector will block current and protect your electronics and appliances, there are more advanced products available, such as the smart surge protectors offered by Belkin, What Are Belkin Smart Surge Protectors And...
Dishwashers aren’t technically a necessity, but we sure wouldn’t want to live without one! Not only do these powerful appliances save us time and effort but they also help to sanitize our dishes. Plus, some of the best models can make themselves part of the household, eliminating the need for pre-rinsing and making it easy to get all the...
Belkin is quickly becoming one of the go-to brands for home automation products. This manufacturer offers a small selection of connected power outlets that are worth considering if you are getting started with home automation or want to add more connected appliances to an existing system. What Are Belkin Smart Outlets And How Do They Work? Belkin currently offers three different...