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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...

Why build LEED?
LEED Homes

Why build LEED?

...smart business decision.

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...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...smart move. We aren't even suggesting that going to extremes and building North America's best Net Zero Energy Home in a cold climate zone is necessary - even 60% better - which is relatively easy to achieve - is already a huge step forward. While we continue to see news from around the globe of wildfires, catastroph...

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...smart home automation technologies on the market are very much about convenience, but receiving a smart phone notice of a leak is invaluable, and may afford you the time to rectify it and avoid costly basement flood repairs. The one thing we would recommend is to go for a recognised brand name mains powered high water ...

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...

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...