When looking for a smart thermostat, Nest isn’t your only choice. Ecobee makes some solid (if not a little less trendy) smart thermostats that are constantly getting updates. First came support for Amazon Alexa, and now some thermostats are getting support for Read More »
Ecobee has announced a new smart thermostat called the Ecobee4. It differentiates itself from the competition with the inclusion of Amazon Alexa, and not just a cut-down version meant for thermostats.
Automating and controlling various aspects of your home is both convenient and fun in a geeky way. A small portion of these home automation devices will also add comfort and have the potential to save you money. What? Save money? Yes. A smart thermostat can help you save money on your monthly bill. Unfortunately, you need to ... Read More »
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Google’s acquisition of Nest was surprising, as Google hasn’t really gone into the home automation sector at that point. But there were rumors floating around that the company was working on automation software, and having a hardware manufacturer was a logical choice. Google purchased Nest for $3.2 billion, and we haven’t really heard much since. ... Read More »
Growing up in South Texas, I became used to hot summers and high electricity bills. A winter electricity statement might only run $50, but it could easily climb to $200-300 in the summer months. Studies show that your thermostat controls half your energy bill on average, so it could be a wise investment to purchase ... Read More »