Best Smart Home Devices For 2017

The “internet of things” has changed the way that we control our homes. It is no longer enough to have a couple of appliances with a mobile app or Wi-Fi capability. Instead, homeowners want them all to communicate with each via one harmonious system.

The concept of Internet of Things brings together everything from the baby monitor, music systems, thermostats, security system, to the fridge and kettle. They all work together for the best possible user experience and a smart home that is adaptive, convenient and personalized.

It wasn’t long ago that this idea was a complete fantasy. The ongoing development of smart home devices, home hubs, and voice assistants means that it is now much more of reality.

In 2017, there will be a steep rise in the use of … Read the rest

Best Smart Thermostats 2017

The rise of the term “smart home” means an increasing reliance on the internet for operating things. Many homes are now a series of devices and appliances connected and able to communicate.  All good systems like this need a hub to make changes and keep everything running smoothly.

This is where smart thermostats come in.

Thermostats are now so much more that a way to raise or lower the temperature of the home. New, smarter thermostats are adaptive and functional on a whole new level.… Read the rest

Best Solar Power Systems 2017

Power generators are an important piece of equipment for many homeowners, especially with the big storms around the US. The trouble is that there are sometimes problems with electric and gas powered models.

Homes looking to increase their green credentials should realize that there are many solar power systems out there that can meet their needs for different situations.

The five models reviewed in this guide are each a portable solar generator with different wattage and capabilities for different applications and scenarios.

They all have the benefits of serving as a clean energy source and a multifaceted approach to charging, and can be used in home emergencies or while camping.… Read the rest

Installing Solar Power Systems At Home

Solar power systems are one of the most popular ways to go green in America right now. These panels offer the chance to reduce reliance on grid-based energy and fossil fuels and the opportunity to reduce energy bills.

Furthermore, the systems themselves are becoming cheaper, more accessible and more user-friendly. This all means that it is easier than ever for American homeowners to install a system and reap the benefits.

Installations are on the rise, but there are still plenty of considerations to make before you decide to buy a solar power system for your home.… Read the rest