Blog Category: Smart home

  • Sense home energy monitor - not recommended (yet)

    Sense home energy monitor - not recommended (yet)

    28 Jun 2019

    Sense offers the most popular home energy monitor — which uses cutting-edge technology to help us better understand our home's energy use. Unfortunately, I'm not satisfied with my Sense energy monitor two months after installation. This article expla...

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  • Nest Protect is useless for low-level carbon monoxide

    Nest Protect is useless for low-level carbon monoxide

    29 May 2019

    Nest Protect is arguably the best smoke and carbon monoxide detector available. Unfortunately, it doesn't provide any insight on low-level carbon monoxide in your home.

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  • Smart home - where to start

    Smart home - where to start

    19 Apr 2019

    New smart-home devices come out every day — all claiming to make your home life better. It can feel overwhelming. This article reviews the 8 main benefits of a smart home, and will help you find the perfect place to start.

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  • Install the Sense home energy monitor yourself (with no prior electrical experience)

    Install the Sense home energy monitor yourself (with no prior electrical experience)

    26 Mar 2019

    Sense offers one of the best home energy monitors. While Sense strongly recommends that a professional electrician install the monitor, we decided to install the monitor ourselves. It's fast and easy! This article explains the simple process.

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  • An energy monitor for your home

    An energy monitor for your home

    24 Oct 2018

    By connecting a machine-learning energy monitor in your home, you can have a real-time view of everything happening in your home related to electricity. This can help you reduce your utility bill, improve home safety and security, and bring the famil...

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