Making your home thermostat smart helps you save electricity by adjusting the temperature automatically, avoiding unnecessary heating or cooling when your home is unoccupied. At the same time, smart thermostat options give you the power to heat or cool your house just before you arrive, maximizing comfort while minimizing waste.

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July 7, 2021

How to Make a Smart Home: 5 Budget-Friendly Projects for Beginners

Technology is changing the way we live. It's never been easier to optimize your home for comfort, convenience, and security. But smart home technology offers much more than controlling switches…
Johnson Controls & LUX smart thermostats at CES 2019 use various design methods, some with OLED touchscreen artistic flair while others have a more traditional appearance, targeting all types of Smart Home enthusiasts.Smart Temperature Control
January 9, 2019

CES 2019: New smart thermostats deliver intelligence and style for the future

Johnson Controls, the inventor of the first electric room thermostat back in 1885, was at CES 2019 with their recent acquisition LUX, showing off their latest smart thermostats that shake…
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September 26, 2018

WATCH: Smart Energy Savings

Smart energy savings is all about optimizing your Smart Home energy usage to be more efficient and adapt to your lifestyle. Smart thermostats, LED lighting, plugs, switches and irrigation controllers…
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July 13, 2018

The iDevices Smart Suite is the Most Approachable Smart Home Kit Yet

Update 12/5/18: iDevices has announced that their devices are now compatible with IFTTT, the "If This, Then That" tool that can be used on mobile devices to string together actions…
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January 8, 2018

Vine Wi-Fi Thermostat: A Smart Device Without the Fluff

Vine's TJ-610 Wi-Fi thermostat brings a simple design and low cost alternative to the expensive smart thermostat stage. I've always been more impressed with products that favor utility over flash.…
Emerson's Sensi Touch thermostat is a touchscreen update to the previous model.Product OverviewsSmart Temperature Control
September 29, 2017

Emerson’s Sensi Touch is the Next-Gen Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

This past summer ended with a late heat wave that had temperatures in Southern California soaring well past 105° for a week straight. Foolish me, thinking the extreme heat of…