The Best Smart Home Products for Lazy People

by Holly Wade

The Best Smart Home Products for Lazy People

Have you begun turning your home into a "smart home" yet? I have the pleasure of living with someone who is very invested in the world of smart home products, and he's always looking to try something new to make us lazier and lazier. Newsflash: it's working. We no longer get up to turn off the lights, we don't pull our phones out to play music and we don't even reach for the remote to turn the TV off. Whether you're striving to enjoy your laziness or simply want to embrace the technology available to make your house an ecosystem of connected device, this list of the best smart home products is perfect for you. 

Don't worry, it's not actually like that Disney movie Smart House that made me terrified my house was going to turn on me...at least not yet. When adding more products to your home's ecosystem, just make sure to use all of your privacy settings, and hopefully you won't have to worry about your technology turning on you, ha!

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How To Install a Programmable Thermostat (and Save Loads of Energy and Money).

by Chris Gardner

A programmable thermostat cost only $40, and they’re terribly convenient. It’ll ease your lifestyle and your ecological footprint. Your home can be nice and toasty when you wake up, but cooler when your snuggly beneath the covers. Recently, I was asked to help install a programmable thermostat in a neighbor’s home, so here’s some photos and a brief how-to.

Need some motivation? Click here for ten great reasons to install a programmable model.

How To Install a Programmable Thermostat (and Save Loads of Energy and Money).

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The Top Ten Reasons to Install a Programmable Thermostat.

by Chris Gardner

Seriously, folks, you've gotten get one of these...even if you rent, it's an easy project that you can switch out when you leave, and take it with you. Save money and the environment with this easy DIY project.

The Top Ten Reasons to Install a Programmable Thermostat.
1. Programmable models are way more convenient and accurate than manual models.

2. Most thermostats contain two programs: one each for the weekdays and week days. Many contain three programs (for weekdays, Saturday, and Sunday) and some even...

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25 Cheap Ways to Keep Your House Cooler.

by Chris Gardner
"Sure, go ahead and turn that thermostat up to 80. You'll be sweaty and still shelling out a bundle -- unless you take other steps to make summer heat more bearable and reduce stress on your air conditioner.
Most of these cost little or nothing. Thank the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Savers program, which provides most of these tips (and more) on its own Web site."
25 Cheap Ways to Keep Your House Cooler.
 
The finance geniuses from Sympatico offer low-investment tips for keeping the...

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