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Home Automation isn’t a new idea. For over three decades homes have been adding technology to increase productivity, save money or even just to show off. Bill Gates reportedly paid $250,000 to have his Medina, Washington home incorporate heated drive and walkways to melt the snow and ice in the winter.
We love our pets, but we don’t always love the messes they make. It is inevitable that there will be accidents that need to be cleaned up. Young pets and elderly pets are more prone to having accidents in the home, though any pet of any age will have mishaps from time to time.
The battle for the best smart home thermostat continues. Between companies like Nest, Honeywell and Ecobee, it is a race to the top. Every person will have their favorite and I make no secret that currently, I believe the best on the market to be the Ecobee4.
Any time you have a new company come out with a product there are usually two schools of thought: They aren’t good enough to compete, or they are cheaper and I’ll try it.
If you are reading this, then I can assume you are in the market for a new thermostat. Or you are one of my three stalkers and I once again need to alter my routes to the office and my schedule, so, thank you.
If you are looking for your first smart thermostat or an upgrade to an existing one, you may find a lot of interest in the Honeywell WiFi VisionPro 8000. The smart thermostat has learning capabilities as well as a slew of features that are difficult to find in a single thermostat anywhere else.
What if I told you that you could have a thermostat that was wireless, could tell you the weather, control your system and send you push alerts on your cell phone? You would probably believe me; this technology isn’t exactly new.
The introduction of smart-home technologies led to the creation of a new and more reliable wireless protocol. Introducing Z Wave. The new technology competes with Zigbee to be in every smart home across the country. Today, Z Wave enabled devices are in over 70% of American and European homes. Is yours one of them?
Nest learning thermostats have become more and more popular over the years. As Nest continues to make improvements in their designs and features, the products become more and more reliable. The Nest Third Generation is one of the latest versions of the original thermostat to be unveiled.
When it comes to smart thermostats, there are two names that tend to come up more than any other: Nest and Ecobee. Nest was one of the first thermostats to market with smart technology built in. It won the country over with its ability to learn and program itself to save on energy costs.