Stop leaky faucets with Phyn’s new, more affordable smart water leak monitor
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Stop leaky faucets with Phyn’s new, more affordable smart water leak monitor

The folks at Phyn have announced a new water leak monitor that’s quite a bit cheaper than its first-gen device. The new Phyn Plus continues to offer real-time mobile notifications when a leak is detected in your home. You can keep tabs on water usage by month, day, hour, or in real time via the Read more

How to use your smart thermostat when you’re away for the holidays
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How to use your smart thermostat when you’re away for the holidays

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Close When you’re leaving home for a while over the holidays, you can rely on your smart thermostat to keep everything at the right temperature. We’re going to dig into all the factors to consider when setting your smart thermostat before Read more

Are smart thermostats worth it? Pros and cons of connected thermostats
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Are smart thermostats worth it? Pros and cons of connected thermostats

The biggest selling points of smart thermostats are often readily apparent, but what are the disadvantages of having one? Does using a smart thermostat really make a difference? Let’s dig into some of the biggest pros and cons of having a connected thermostat. Pro: Smart thermostats save you money Terry Walsh/Digital Trends One of the Read more

How much will a smart thermostat really save on energy costs?
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How much will a smart thermostat really save on energy costs?

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Close One of the major selling points of a smart thermostat is its ability to make automatic adjustments to your home’s heating and cooling that can save you money on your electrical bill. How much you save exactly is up for Read more

Do air purifiers help with allergies?
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Do air purifiers help with allergies?

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Close Air purifiers can significantly improve the quality of life around the home, but those suffering from allergies and other respiratory issues may need extra assurances. Here are answers to some of the most common questions when it comes to allergies Read more

How do smart thermostats work?
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How do smart thermostats work?

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Close You may have heard the term “smart thermostat” being tossed around and are wondering, “What is a smart thermostat, anyway?” What exactly makes it “smart,” and how does it do its work? We’re going to run through the basics of Read more

Nest Renew brings renewable energy closer to your smart thermostat
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Nest Renew brings renewable energy closer to your smart thermostat

Headlining Google’s sustainability event this week was the announcement of a new service called Nest Renew. This free upgrade will enable a feature called Energy Shift, which aims to make small tweaks to your home’s heating and cooling to better utilize available renewable energy. Solar power waxes and wanes as the day goes by, and Read more

Haxson’s bladeless AirFan blasts cool air and music from your headboard
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Haxson’s bladeless AirFan blasts cool air and music from your headboard

A Kickstarter campaign has just launched for a smart fan that bundles in a clock, a Bluetooth speaker, a light, and a charging port. The bladeless Haxson AirFan includes a heating mode, a formaldehyde sensor, and a purifier while maintaining a rather svelte profile. The HEPA filter should be able to stop contaminants like dust, Read more

New floor tile tech could help power smart homes with footsteps
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New floor tile tech could help power smart homes with footsteps

We typically think of solar panels in terms of generating energy at home, but it’s possible to make some on your own kinetically by going about everyday routines. Researchers have published findings that show how special wood floor tiles could generate electricity just by virtue of people walking on them. There have been many advancements Read more