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Best Smart Locks for 2022

Smart locks let you automatically lock your door, give guests temporary access and check your lock from miles away. Here...


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9 Best Doorbell Security Cameras

These high-tech gadgets do double-duty, serving as a functional doorbell and security camera. We can help you choose the one...


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Which is the Correct (and Incorrect) Way to Install an Electrical Outlet?

You may see electrical outlets with the ground facing up or down. Do you know which is right?


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What Temperature to Set The Thermostat in Winter

Stop the thermostat wars in your home with this definitive look at the optimal temperature to set your thermostat in...


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How to Get the Most Out of Your Robot Vacuum

Whether you've had a robot vacuum for 10 years or just bought your first one, these tips will help you...


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Stuff We Love: Dyson V11 Torque Drive

We tested the top-of-the-line Dyson V11 Torque Drive and nearly fell in love with vacuuming the house.


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Things Your Robot Vacuum Might Know About Your House

Your robot vacuum knows more about you and your household than you might think.

15 Home Products You Should Snatch Up on Cyber Monday

Every year Cyber Monday breaks its own sales records, and 2020 is shaping up to be more of the same....


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If You Charge Your iPhone Like This, You Could Be Ruining Its Battery

Oh, no! Most people do this every day, and they have no idea the consequences could be this bad.


Installing a Single-Pole Smart Light Switch

Make your regular light switch smart in five easy steps!


Foam Outlet Insulation Stops Cold Air Coming Through Electrical Outlets

Stop drafts cold at electrical boxes with these easy foam outlet insulation tips.


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Homeowner’s Guide to Buying a Thermostat

Need a new thermostat? Before the winter chill sets in, upgrade to one that will regulate the heat in your...


Handy Home Products Created by Small Businesses

Small businesses need your help in these challenging times. Support them if you can!


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Create a Dream Home Theater With Amazon Prime Day Deals

Prime Day is right around the corner but it's especially exciting when Amazon announces early deals that are available right...


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19 Low-Key Ways to Keep Your House Warm This Winter

As the temperature starts to take a dip, there are some simple things you can do to cut back on...

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What Are Thermostat Ghost Readings?

Ghost thermostat readings aren't supernatural, but they can suck the life out of your energy budget. Here is what they...


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8 Best Vacuum Cleaners for Pet Hair and Stains

Want to effectively pick up what your furry friends are putting down? Here are some of the top-rated vacuum cleaners...


How to Install a Google Nest Hello Doorbell

See who's knocking on your door — the smart way.


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What to Know About Smart Sprinklers

Save money and water with a sprinkler controller that connects with an app or smart assistant.


13 Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Vacuum Cleaner

Don't suck the life out of your vacuum cleaner. Follow this advice to help it last longer and run better.

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6 Best Smart Doorbells for Your Home

A smart doorbell can help you step up your smart home game, adding live video feed, two-way audio, motion alerts...


Weird Smart Home Gadgets You Didn’t Know Existed

As smart homes become more and more of a trend, an increasing number of strange smart gadgets are popping up...


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What to Know About Smart Locks

These locks can be controlled remotely and have many useful features.


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Best Outdoor TVs for Patio Living

Upgrade your outdoor living space this summer with a weatherproof outdoor TV — perfect for watching sporting events or hosting...


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What to Know About the Nest Thermostat

The Nest Thermostat can help save money on heating and cooling costs while keeping your home cozy.


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How to Wire an Outlet and Add an Electrical Outlet

Use this easy method to install a new electrical outlet without a lot of wire pulling.