Nest Protect is a Wi-Fi-enabled smoke and carbon monoxide detector by Nest Labs. It’s the first smart alarm that can tell you when there’s an emergency, even if you’re not home. In addition to being able to silence false alarms from your phone or tablet, it has sensors that provide early warning of impending danger […]
Choose the Best Smart Lighting Options for your Home
Smart lighting is becoming increasingly popular. Smart plugs, switches, and bulbs allow you to control the lights in your home from anywhere in the world using your smartphone or another connected device. Still, think about what you want your smart lights to do in your house before going all-in on lighting technology. What issues are […]
What’s Phantom Power, and How Can You Track It?
Phantom power is the electric current drawn even when no equipment is plugged in. The device doesn’t need to be turned on or draw any electricity for phantom power to be active. It’s called “phantom” because it can’t be seen, and you might not know it’s there unless you’re watching your electricity meter or if […]
Do LED Lights Use Less Energy?
The light-emitting diode (LED) is today’s most energy-efficient and rapidly-developing lighting technology. Quality LED light bulbs last longer, are more durable, and provide light quality comparable to or better than other types of lighting. LEDs also use significantly less energy than other lighting technologies. According to the Canada.gov website, “LEDs use about one-seventh the electricity […]
Buying Guide: How to Buy an Energy-Efficient TV?
When it comes to televisions, size does matter – but so does energy efficiency. If you’re in the market for a new TV, it’s essential to consider both factors when making your decision. Luckily, there are plenty of great options available that will save you money in the long run while still providing a high-quality […]