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Smart Door Lock Buying Guide - Easy DIY Project
Mechanical systems

Smart door lock buying guide

...smart phone or even just with a passcode means you never have to worry about losing your keys – though you do now need to at least remember the combo : ) Door lock with combination passcode - not really a smart lock, but it's still smarter than forgetting your key! Are smart door locks safe? Smart homes and h...

Smart Homes, Technology & UV can Help Reduce COVID-19
Cleaning and maintenance

Keep homes cleaner & safer with smart home features & UV light

...smart home devices you can simply command your lights on or off or window shades opened or closed. The choice of smart home hubs is ever expanding - look for the best rated ones here . Smart door locks Smart door locks are deadbolt front door locks that can be operated in a number of ways - either with a smartphone...

Smart homes: Remotely control and monitor your energy consumption
Efficient home design

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...smart thermostats to consider in 2019 Ecobee3 Lite Ecobee SmartThermostat Emerson Sensi Emerson Sensi Touch Honeywell Lyric Honeywell Lyric T5 Johnson Controls GLAS Lux Geo Lux Kono Nest Learning Thermostat Nest Thermostat E Smart home monitors Just like smart thermostats, smart home monit...

Smart sewage backup device
Plumbing and water heaters

Sewage backup flood prevention and water leak notification on your device - our products of the month

Preventing flood damage in basements is a hot topic as we are regularly seeing the effects of climate change in the form of extreme weather events and unpredictable weather patterns. Snow melt combined with torrential spring rains can lead to very high water tables and consequently, sewage backflow is an increasing da...

HEPA filters & SMART Air Filters catch airborne dust, pollen, allergens, viruses
Healthy indoor air quality

Buying guide for home air filters in furnaces - HEPA, SMART or Regular?

...SMART, or "connected" air filters have the automatic advantage of monitoring air quality, as well as the cross filter air resistance, which allows you to get a notice through a phone app when a filter needs to be changed. The advantages of SMART air filters then as described by 3M are: Filter life - Filtrete™ SMA...

Radon and vapour barrier below slab on grade floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

...SMART radon monitors available that keep a constant eye on the levels in the home. Take a look here for the best choice and prices on SMART radon monitoring equipment and their Apps. WATCH MORE VIDEOS FOR SLAB ON GRADE FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION Polyethylene barriers below slab floors serve two purposes - to preve...

The LEED Platinum Beachaus II from Inhaus Development Ltd.
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Home in British Columbia

...smart phone can make fun gadgets an important part of high performance housing. To be able to control things like your curtains, heating, ventilation, and lighting when you are away can significantly add to the overall energy performance of your home, as well as make life easier. Isn't it great when fun toys can be s...

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs
Lighting

All about LED bulbs - video

...smart choice all around. Read more about Ecohome's LEED V4 Platinum Edelweiss House , Passive House contruction , Passive solar home design , home lighting design and anything you need to know about sustainable green home construction in Ecohome's green building guide pages.

Lithium-ion solar home battery
Solar photovoltaic

Lithium-ion solar home batteries

...smart’ battery controls. Battery systems have always required a charge controller to make sure the batteries are not overcharged or discharged too deeply; the latest batteries on the market include sophisticated micro-processors that give users more control over their power storage. These new systems can even ‘learn’ f...

Trinity portable wind turbine for charging devices
Wind power

The Trinity portable wind turbine will charge your gadgets on the go.

...smart phone or tablet. It folds together into a 12" cylinder that can be carried wherever you go, has a 15W generator and a built in battery capable of holding 15,000 mAh (enought to charge a cell phone up to six times). It has been designed with ease of use in mind, making it extremely simple to transport and operate....

Why build LEED?
LEED Homes

Why build LEED?

...smart business decision.