How to Get Started with Home Automation – Part 3: Thermostats

If you didn’t start automating your home with lighting, you probably started with your thermostats.  They are quite literally the moneymaker of home automation.  A smart thermostat can easily pay for itself in the first year of operation.  In fact, … Continued

Samsung SmartThings Hub Preorder and Coupon Code!

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For a limited time, Samsung is offering it’s SmartThings Hub with a motion sensor and an open/closed sensor in their Customer Appreciation Bundle for $174.  The hub is compatible with ZigBee, Z-Wave and IP enabled devices (such as wifi).  To … Continued

How to Get Started with Home Automation – Part 1: Planning

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Your house is likely the most expensive thing you own.  It’s your shelter, your security and the place you keep all your stuff.  But in the end, it’s just a big dumb box sitting on a piece of ground, left … Continued

Honeywell RTH6580WF Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat Review

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The Good: Easily programmed via website or app.  Simple, easy to use physical interface.  Ability to set up hot/cold alerts via email.  Can schedule each day differently if need be. The Bad: It makes a fairly loud clicking noise when activating the … Continued

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