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How Smart Technology Can Help Your Aging Parents Stay in Their Home Longer

Not every Millennial knows how to code or is a home improvement DIYer, just like not all Golden Agers need help setting up an email account. Still, it’s true that younger Americans tend to have a better handle on technology than their parents and grandparents. That mastery extends to smart home technology, even though the…

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5 Smart Gadgets Under $100 That Make Holiday Cooking Easier

The holiday season is just around the corner, which means your kitchen is about to go into overdrive. But cooking for a crowd can be much less stressful with the latest smart appliances and gadgets. Here are five ways to take advantage of the smart technology to help keep your holiday kitchen under control. 1….

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3 Smart Home Hacks that Save Energy—and Money

A smart home is also a green home. While convenience and security are the most obvious smart home benefits, the technology can also help slash energy costs. That’s welcome news as we head in to the home-heating season; average household expenditures will be up between 8 and 18 percent this winter, depending on heating fuel…

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Why One Size Doesn’t Fit All When It Comes to Smart Home Adoption

The smart home surge is gathering steam. About thirty million U.S. households already have at least one connected device, like a doorbell camera that can be an answered remotely or a smoke alarm that alerts them to fire even when they’re away from home. That’s double the number from two years ago, an encouraging growth…

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Three Hidden Benefits of Installing Smart Home Technology

Why a smart home? In answering that question for consumers, the industry has focused on things like convenience, security, and comfort. Consider the results of a recent HomeAdvisor survey of smart home professionals: When we asked nearly 1,500 pros for the most common reasons they’re installing smart home technology, three responses rose to the top….

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How to Choose the Best Smart Thermostat for Your Home

Cold weather is just around the corner, bringing higher energy costs for many homeowners, especially if fuel prices skyrocket the way they did last year. A smart thermostat is one of the best ways to keep these costs in check. The device replaces the traditional thermometer on your wall, and enables you to program your…

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The Best Smart Appliances for Your Kitchen

HomeAdvisor recently surveyed 1,500 US consumers about their experiences with smart home technology. When we asked about the smart products they’ve installed so far, kitchen appliances rose to the top, beating out smoke alarms, thermostats, and security systems. It makes sense: appliances are generally easy to install, so there’s no need to call in a…

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Get Smart: What You Need to Know about Built-in Wireless for the Home

August 21, 2017 Lennar, one of the country’s largest homebuilders, announced that it will begin building homes with whole-house wireless coverage, along with a slew of smart home products, from thermostats and cameras. The news added fuel to the “wired versus wireless” debate surrounding the smart home. The bigger question is this: with so many…

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How to Choose the Best Smart Smoke Alarm

The market for smart smoke alarms, like so many smart home products, has gotten red hot. Competition is good for consumers, since it forces manufacturers to improve and innovate, while keeping costs in check. But the more models on the market, the harder it is to comparison shop. We’ve got you covered with this comprehensive…

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Get Smart: This Smart Vent CEO Wants Homeowners to Keep Their Cool

Every home seems to have one—the room or area that’s always ten degrees warmer or colder than the rest of the house. Besides making living spaces uncomfortable, these temperature variations can really drive up energy costs. Flair, a San Francisco start up, recently launched a suite of smart home products that could solve the climate…

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