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Solar Landscape Lighting Tips – Selection and Installation

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To add a bit more glow and interest to your landscaping, few options are simpler than solar landscape lighting. They’re easy to install and can add just the right effect to your lawn or garden. Here, we’ll discuss the types and uses of solar landscape lights. The Role of Solar Landscape Lighting First of all,… (read more)

Genuinely Cool Kitchen Gadgets to Upgrade Your Kitchen

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Most kitchen gadgets you see advertised end up seeming like overdone gimmicks you’d never use. However, there are some gadgets that will actually vastly improve your time in the kitchen, whether you want to take the hassle out of your morning coffee or make elaborate dishes easier than ever. Here, we’ll discuss some of the… (read more)

Wireless Home Theater Systems – An Introductory Guide

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Technology has heavily impacted many aspects of life today. Perhaps its most striking impact is the one it has had on entertainment. People stream movies on their phones, render images in ultra high definition, and game with virtual reality headsets. A wireless home theater incorporates modern technologies for maximum convenience in terms of setup, but… (read more)

Smart Home Lighting for Homeowners – Getting Started

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The technologies we use to handle common household functions are evolving, including home lighting. Smart home lighting can be a useful way to make life a little more convenient, but some homeowners may be unclear on how to get started. Here, we’ll discuss the basics of smart lighting for homeowners. Ways to Use Smart Home… (read more)

5 Ways Smart Home Technology Makes the Holidays Easier

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Whether you already have a few gadgets in place or you’re planning to install some, smart home technology can make the holidays much easier. Here, we’ll discuss a few ways home automation tech can make this season better for everyone. 1. Decorate with Lighting Automation Automated lights switch on and off with the use of… (read more)

DIY Home Security Systems – Getting Started Securing Your Home

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DIY home security systems can save you money, both in terms of upfront installation costs as well as long-term monthly expenses. Of course, it’s important to know how to put the system together to make sure it works properly. Otherwise, you can run into problems with poor coverage or false alarms. In this article, we’ll… (read more)

6 Easy Ways to Humidify Your Home (Without a Humidifier)

Plants in water for indoor humidity

As the cold of winter approaches much of the country this year, you may be gearing up for many frigid months – along with increased heater usage and resulting dry air. Dry air is a real problem because it causes dry skin and eyes, nosebleeds, and an increased risk of catching a cold or the… (read more)

Home Automation DIY Essentials: How to Get Started

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A home automation DIY project may seem a bit daunting, but it can actually be quite simple to get started. There are many devices available on the market that are easy to set up, making them perfect for beginners. In this article, we’ll talk about the essentials of a home automation DIY project. First Things… (read more)

Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems – Yea or Nay?

Also known as ductless mini-splits or heat pumps, ductless heating and cooling systems are an efficient way to keep your home comfortable. There are many benefits to these systems, but they can have their drawbacks as well. Here, we’ll discuss how these systems work and whether going ductless would be right for your home. What… (read more)

When Should You Invest in Rooftop Solar Panels?

Solar panels

There are many benefits to investing in solar panels for your home. Recent advancements in technology and solar cell efficiency have made it an even more attractive proposition. In addition, the U.S. Congress recently implemented a plan to extend the tax credits for installing solar panels on one’s home through the end of 2019. With… (read more)