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Smart thermostats have quickly become one of the coolest gadgets you can own in your home. Whether you love them for their high-tech appeal or their eco-friendly capabilities, it’s hard to deny what amazing devices these appliances are.Since their inception, companies have jumped on the bandwagon to produce their own versions of these nifty gadgets. With so many to...
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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...
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The Ecobee brand produced one of the original smart thermostats. Based in Toronto, the company has been closing the gap between high-end HVAC interventions that require serious electrical knowhow and smart technology for DIYers.Ecobee’s latest offering – the Ecobee 4 smart thermostat – is widely regarded as not only being a solid product but a serious competitor if not...
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We all want to save money on energy expenses, but can something as simple as an Energy Star refrigerator save you money? We’re doing the math and the research to help you determine just how economically feasible an Energy Star refrigerator can be.Keep reading to learn more about appliances and how the impact your energy bill, what an Energy...
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It's no surprise that water is wasted everyday.  It is estimated that in America alone, one trillion gallons of water are wasted each year. (Source: washingtonpost.com) The scariest part of it all is the fact that you may have contributed. But don't fret reader, this is a list of simple things you can do to conserve water at home 1. Check...
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I know it's winter right now, but if you're like me, you're ready to hop off the stationary bike and hit the trails. I am presenting this list, from my personal archives of goals, for scenic bike trails in North America.   Carriage Trails, Maine On the already beautiful Mount Desert Island, in the heart of Acadia National Park, lies the gorgeous...
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If you’re not already familiar with AirBnB, it’s a very cool site which lets you search for rooms, apartments, and even entire domiciles for rent around the world. You can also sign up to list your own space if you want to host world travelers. A lot of the accommodations on AirBnB are incredibly unique. You can stay in a...
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Do you dream of traveling to space? If you lament the fact that you can’t hop in a rocket and travel the solar system, you may want to plan a shorter jaunt to one of these incredible destinations on planet Earth. We live in a world of great geological and ecological diversity, and right here at home you’ll be amazed...