Home Energy

Home Energy

Whether it's electric, gas, solar or any other forms of home energy, people usually agree that they want the most reliable, cost-effective and environmentally safe forms that they can get. Heating and cooling a home, while not worrying about brown-outs and other issues, is necessary in most of the country. What kind of home energy are you using – and are there better options that you just don't know about yet?

Just Exactly What is a Smart Meter?

Electric Utilities are pushing ahead with smart meter installation. Just what is a smart meter, you might ask? This initiative is the first step...

Why Ikea’s LED Light Bulbs Are Better

For the past century or so, we've grown accustomed to using incandescent bulbs in our house or even at workplace. Only in the past...

D-Link’s Wi-Fi Smart Plug: Worth Plugging In?

D-Link has come out with its second Wi-Fi smart plug, a device that lets you automate outlets around your home. Compared to the other devices on the market, this latest D-Link offering is very competitive, so take a look if you have been wanting some...

Programmable Thermostats: ‘Cool’ in More Ways Than One

There are some technologies that get plenty of attention in the media, such as just about every new Apple product, but there are many...

Playbulb Candle: Innovative, Unique and Fun

Check out the clever and ingenious Playbulb Candle that uses Smart LED technology and provides hours of amusing entertainment. The product is portable for mobile-minded users on the go and can provide a rainbow of gorgeous colors and special effects...

Riding the Z-Wave to Home Automation

In short, Z-Wave is a wireless technology that opens up a world of opportunities in home automation. According to Sigma-Designs, the company that bought...

Constellation Energy: Modern Utilities for the Modern Home

Home utilities, like gas and power, often operate on the pay-and-forget model. You get a check and you pay it off each month. If...

Vivint Sky: Next-Generation Smart Home Automation

Vivint has been dabbling in the home automation market for some time now with its security cameras and other simple DIY hardware that lets you control your locks, open your garage doors, and sense smoke or break-ins. Now Vivint Sky is preparing to upgrade

Keen Home’s New Smart Vent System Makes Heating and Cooling Easier

A brief overview of the new Smart Vent from Keen Home, providing details on this latest smart home accessory that uses the Internet of Things (IoT) technology and smart sensors to recirculate the air in homes to lower heating and cooling costs.

Myths About Converting Your Home to Solar Energy

Have you been considering converting your home to solar energy, but have been hesitant because the rumors you've heard about solar energy? Our article dispels the myths and provides the facts as you consider your options for going solar.