Energy Efficiency

Who Knew a Smart Light Bulb Could be So Much Fun? Thumbnail

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This, ladies and gentlemen, may look like a simple, ordinary entryway with a simple, ordinary light bulb in a fixture. But...it's magic. OK...not exactly magic. But it is a smart LED bulb I can control with my phone, so it…

Are Solar Systems a Worthy Investment? Thumbnail

For many of us with green aspirations, having our homes be energy independent — not to mention getting rid of an electric bill altogether — is like finding the Holy Grail. Installing a solar energy system on your home is one of the quickest ways to achieve that. However, this isn't an inexpensive option, and…

LED bulbs poised to light the future Thumbnail

There have been many worthy inventions over the decades – the phone, the mobile phone, the internet, electricity, so many things that it would be impossible to list them all. But perhaps the most useful and most relied upon is the light bulb. It's difficult to imagine, but at one time, homes and businesses across…

5 Tech Tools to Help You Save on Utility Rates Thumbnail

When it comes to cutting back on your budget - whether that's to splurge on a summer vacation or just to have some savings for the unexpected - it can be difficult to find meaningful ways to reduce your bigger expenses, like your monthly food bills or your utilities. However, there are a variety of…

Thermal Curtains Result in a Much Cooler Space Thumbnail

Living on the third floor is taking some getting used to. Aside from the obvious difference — having to walk upstairs — there are some changes I didn't anticipate. The biggest one? It gets hot up here! We previously lived on a first floor apartment with few windows, so it was relatively cool all the time…