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Work From Home in the Perfect Temperature With Smart Vents

June 16, 2020

Summer is upon us, and that means higher temperatures and more opportunities to turn on your AC unit to keep your home cool and comfortable. But running your AC to cool down your entire home is costly, and most HVAC systems can’t evenly distribute forced air throughout the home, creating noticeable differences in temperature from room to room. » Read More

As a Home Renter, I Want a Smart Home Too!

February 9, 2018

I want a Smart Home as a renter, but how can I have the benefits when I am not allowed to make infrastructure changes to my rental?  How can I make my front door more secure, save energy with a smart thermostat, and remotely control lights and appliances without making changes to the rental and putting my security deposit at risk? What is your » Read More

Home Automation in the Summer

June 26, 2017

Use home automation to help make the summer season a whole lot easier. Besides bringing blue skies and sunny days, summer is also responsible for increasing the activity around your home because it’s the time of year when the kids are out of school, the days are hotter, pool parties are being planned, and families get to go on their summer » Read More

November is Energy Awareness Month!

November 1, 2011

With winter setting in across the nation, Home Controls and the EPA encourages Americans to continue to take action to save energy and cut heating costs this winter. Here are some tips for saving energy this fall and winter: Maintain heating equipment: Dirt and neglect are the number one causes of heating system failure, so be sure to maintain » Read More

RCS Releases New Z-Wave Communicating Thermostat

October 24, 2011

The bad news: the popular TZ43 Z-Wave Thermostat from RCS has been discontinued. The good news: The new TZ45 Z-Wave Thermostat is incredible! The TZ45 is a Z-Wave wireless digital thermostat designed to control the majority of HVAC systems. The TZ45 contains a robust thermostat interface and is designed for use with communicating systems where » Read More

Reduce Standby Power Consumptions from PC or TV

October 29, 2010

The Smart PowerTap provides high quality, advanced surge protection for a PC and TV and the peripherals. The Smart PowerTap also reduces the amount of vampire / standby energy consumed by PC and TV peripherals. The Smart PowerTapp has in-built current sensing circuitry with 2 different switching thresholds to sense when a Control Device (typically » Read More

Leviton Timer Switches On Sale! Save 20%

April 9, 2010

Leviton Timer Switches offer timed ON/OFF control of energy-consuming loads like indoor and outdoor lighting, heat lamps, hot tubs, pool filters and attic fans. Leviton’s timer switches provide quiet, accurate timing for control of lighting and motor loads within the home, and can reduce energy costs. Just set the timer and go – you’ll never » Read More