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...
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...
dishes
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 outlet
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...
light bulb in the table
“Alexa, turn on the party lights.” It sounds a little like science-fiction, but being able to change your room’s lighting color, brightness, and more with a simple voice command is no longer something from the future. Thanks to the new smart light bulb, you have more choices than ever for making your home comfortable and customized. Today, we’re giving you...
Hands holding a flame gas
Background on Natural Gas Millions of years ago, plants, animals and microscopic organisms lived in the shallow, salty waters of Earth’s ocean. These creatures died and were buried under layers of sand, clay and silt. With the magic combination of heat, time and pressure, their remains transformed into three fossil fuels known today as coal, oil and natural gas. Of these...
energy star
If you’ve shopped for a new appliance, home, printer, or computer recently, you’ve likely noticed a little blue sticker on some higher-end products. The Energy Star certification was developed in the early 1990s by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to save consumers money and decrease emissions for the environment’s sake. Sounds great, but sometimes those Energy Star certified...
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Energy efficient is a quite the buzz word these days, but what do energy efficient appliances mean for your home, your budget, and the planet? Are they worth the hype? We’re tackling these questions and many others in today’s ultimate guide to energy efficient appliances. Learn what the blue Energy Star label means, plus, get the details so you can...
The Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Light Switch is a great entry product for your home automation system. This light switch is one of the many connected products offered by Belkin. You can control it thanks to the Wemo app to remotely turn your lights on or off, but there are other interesting features to explore.What Is The Wemo Lightswitch And...
Tea tree with white flowers
Tea tree oil. It’s an ingredient you have probably noticed on a lot of personal care products. It is commonly found in soap, hair care products, moisturizers and sprays. Tea tree oil comes from the tea tree plant, which grows in Australia (the scientific name is Melaleuca alternifolia). Tea tree oil has a rich history of use among the indigenous...