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Energy Efficiency are smart smoke detectors better than traditional smoke detectors?

Are Smart Smoke Detectors Better Than Traditional Ones?

Have you checked your smoke detectors recently? If not, you might want to.

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Best Ways to Make a Pet-Friendly Smart Home

Americans love their pets. According to the ASPCA, 44 percent of American households have a dog, and 35 percent have at least one cat.

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Energy-Efficient Commercial Light Fixtures

You can’t run a small business in the dark. Cafés, salons, stores, warehouses and other businesses need to be well lit.

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Choosing Energy-Efficient Garage Doors

Garages are rarely connected to a home’s heating and cooling system, so why insulate a garage door? Energy-efficient smart garage doors offer a range of advantages, from cooling the garage during hot weather to offering better security.

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Smart Homes Allow the Aging to Maintain Independence

Life expectancy has increased dramatically over the last century. In fact, the World Health Organization now estimates that people over the age of 65 will outnumber children under the age of 14 by 2050.

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Best Energy-Efficient Home Upgrades to Increase Home Property Value

Whether you’re planning to spend decades in your home or hoping to move in the near future, it’s always wise to consider the best home improvements for resale. Traditionally, new siding, decks and bathroom remodels have been among the best upgrades to add value to a home.

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Best Ways to Make Your Home a Kid-Friendly Smart Home

Raising kids can be challenging, especially in a world with new and rapid-changing technology. Luckily, thanks to this new technology, making a kid-friendly smart home is easier than ever!

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What Are Cool Roofs?

If you have a small business, the wrong type of roofing can make the summer incredibly hot, forcing your HVAC system to work overtime and leaving your employees—and customers—overheated and uncomfortable. Cool roofs help combat rising temperatures in hot climates, offering small businesses opportunities to save on air-conditioning costs while providing a cool work environment.

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StarTex Power is now Constellation in Texas!

StarTex Power is now Constellation in Texas! The company many Texans have come to rely on for exceptional customer service, and of course, electricity, will remain the same but now with a new name.

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How to Get the Most Out of Smart Home Assistants Twitter Chat

Smart-Home Assistants are becoming increasingly popular in homes and offices around the country. But many people aren’t using them to their full potential.

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5 Ways to Make Your Attic More Energy-Efficient

Improving the energy efficiency of your attic helps maintain a comfortable temperature in your home while saving you money on heating and cooling costs. Despite this, it’s easy to overlook the benefits of proper attic ventilation, radiant barriers and energy-efficient insulation: over 90 percent of US homes are improperly insulated.

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