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Industry Updates: The Buzz

Industry Updates: The Buzz

As we move into June and baseball season heats up, we take a look at the smart home things Apple will pitch at this year’s World Wide Developer’s conference, along with whether or not Tesla Motors’ “Powerwall” and Spanish start-up Vortex Bladeless, are pop-ups or home runs. Apple’s HomeKit Pitch Apple’s 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference meets […]

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Cruel Summer is Coming: Protect Your Wallet

Summer’s cruel heat is headed your way – and with little escape from the impending sweaty season, you’ll most likely have to turn to your air conditioner for sweet relief. But don’t let the rising temperatures blow out your electricity bill. That’s right. We want you to use less energy. Luckily for you, using less […]

Challenging Common Energy Misconceptions – Part One: Heating & Lighting

When it comes to saving energy, misconceptions and mistaken assumptions often mislead people, causing more problems or costing them more money. Some were part of standard building codes until research proved them wrong. The vexing thing about these misconceptions is that, at first glance, they seem to make sense. Only after closer examination do you find out […]

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Shopping and Saving with Energy Star Appliances for Your Home

After reading plenty of articles with headlines like “Energy Star Homes Pay for Themselves,” I learned that many of them (like this one) forget to tell you exactly how that happens. Instead, you get some info-fluff making empty claims about a mere $7 in yearly energy savings from using an EnergyStar computer monitor – which is barely enough to buy […]

Get Connected with 5 Top Smart Home Gadgets from CES 2015

Get Connected with 5 Top Smart Home Gadgets from CES 2015

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this past January introduced a number of Internet of Things (IOT) devices for the home. While some folks might not be excited by smart coffee makers or tea pots, innovation was still at work. For example, for the past couple of years, many smart devices (usually thermostat or other hub-based […]