In this post we review the best video doorbells and how to choose the right video doorbell for your home. Video doorbells are an effective way to secure your home and increase the safety of your family. If you are considering a video doorbell and want to pick the right video doorbell for your home you’ve come to the right place.Read More
In this post we compare the Sonos Play 1 vs Sonos One. Both of these smart streaming speakers allow you to stream music throughout your home with app control. They also allow you to control your smart speaker with Alexa commands. The biggest difference between these two speakers is that the Sonos One has Alexa voice assistant built in.Read More
In this video blog post we review the Nest Thermostat in 2019. The Nest Thermostat is one of the best smart thermostats in the market and we give you our take on the Nest Thermostat in 2019 and if it’s right for your home.
We also provide you with several ways that you can upgrade your Nest Thermostat that will increase the functionality of your Nest Thermostat.Read More
In this video post tutorial we teach you how to wire a smart switch and provide you with the written step by step guide on how to wire a smart switch. We use the Lutron Caseta Smart Switches in the tutorial that don’t require a neutral wire and can be installed easily with just a few simple hand tools.Read More
In this post we cover the best smart switches that don’t require a neutral. The Lutron Caseta light switches are a great reliable switch that can be installed in houses without a neutral wiring, including older houses without neutral wires.
We review the features of these smart light switches that don’t require a neutral and show you just how easy it is to install a smart light switch without a neutral wire in a video tutorial.Read More
In this post we teach you funny Google Home commands that you can use with with your Google Home device to unlock hidden features, have fun with your Google Home and entertain your guests with funny Google Home Commands.Read More
In this post we cover the best smart light switches for Alexa. With smart light switches that work with Alexa you can control your smart light switches using your voice and Alexa commands. When you connect your smart light switches to Alexa you can set groups, create routines and set schedules. Adding Alexa control to your smart switches can increase the functionality of your home and add value.
We teach you what you need to know about smart lighting for Alexa so that you can find the perfect Alexa Light Switch for your home.Read More
In this post we cover the best smart light switches that work with Google Home. Having a Google Home compatible smart light switch allows you to control your lighting using your voice with a Google Home device like the Google Home Hub or Google Home Mini.
We teach you what you need to know about smart lighting with Google Home so that you can find the perfect Google Home Light Switch for your home.Read More
In this post we teach the 4 wire thermostat wiring color codes and how to understand what they mean when installing your thermostat. The information we have on thermostat wiring is valid for both smart thermostats and older style manual thermostats.
We teach you what you need to know to wire your new Nest Thermostat, Ecobee or other smart thermostat and what the thermostat wiring colors mean and how they work.Read More
We review the Nest Room Sensor that helps you better control your heating and cooling throughout your house. When the Nest Room Sensor is paired with a Nest Thermostat it can help you heat or cool specific rooms to an exact temperature by using the room sensor.
The Nest Room Sensor can also be used to report the temperature in areas you might worry about it getting to hot or cold like a basement where the pipes might freeze.
In our Nest Room Sensor Review we cover the features of the Nest Room Sensor, the best use cases for the Nest Room Sensor and how it can help you better heat and cool your home.Read More
We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak at Ring Door View Cam at CES 2019 and are excited to share our Ring Door Cam Review with you.
The Ring Door View Cam is the newest addition to the Ring Smart Doorbell Lineup, it’s meant to be installed in your existing door peephole without the need for any new wiring. The Door View Cam has a great form factor and all of the great features we’ve come to love in the other Ring Smart Doorbells.
The Ring Door View Cam features 1080 HD video, a rechargeable battery pack and will allow you to view your front door from your cell phone. The Door View Cam connects to standard home wifi networks and also includes a built in doorbell button that can “Chime” like a doorbell using Amazon Alexa when connected through the “Ring” skill with Alexa.
Overall we love that Ring continues to listen to their customers to provide great solutions that meet specific customers needs. If you have a peephole, rent, have no existing doorbell wiring or live in a condo that won’t allow you to mount a doorbell the Ring Door View Cam is a great option to secure your front door because it is completely removable.Read More
Is the Nest Thermostat worth it? Yes, in my opinion the Nest Thermostat is one of the best investments you can make in your home to save energy, live more comfortably and even increase your safety.
We explain how the Nest Thermostat works and why it might be a worthwhile addition to your home.Read More