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Smart Thermostats like Nest and Ecobee are a great first step to Home Automation.

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Best Wifi Smart Thermostats – Nest or ecobee? The Ultimate Review

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The best Smart Wifi Thermostats 2017 was a busy year for home automation – the battle has been so intense that it’s changed the overall best wifi smart thermostat, in my opinion. You have familiar names like Nest, adding to their assortment of Smart Thermostats to Honeywell offering some interesting options. You also (finally) have some Apple HomeKit Compatible thermostats. How …

Using Nest with IFTTT – Nest Compatible Products

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I talked earlier about Works With Nest Products. Today, we are going to cover something even more exciting (at least in my opinion!): using IFTTT with Nest. This allows you to communicate between your Nest and other devices, even setting triggers. Here are some of the cool “recipes” for the Nest: Set to Away and turn your Philips hue bulbs off …

Works With Nest – The Best Products that Work with Nest

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The Products that Work with Nest Google recently announced that it is opening up it’s API (what allows different products to talk to each other) for Nest. Other smart home products, like the SmartThings Know and Control Your Home Kit already work with many different products. Apple has recently introduced HomeKit, which will allow different products to talk to each other. So, …

Cheap Smart Thermostats: Alternatives to the Nest?

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I recently came across this Honeywell Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat for only $87. You’ll see that no one will mistake it for a Nest, but is it any good? Read some of excerpts from the Amazon Reviews: A good budget wifi thermostat – Could be easier to install… This thermostat is outstanding. You can monitor and control the temperature, heat vs cool, …

Smart Window Air Conditioner Quirky + GE Pre-Sale

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Get ready for the world’s first Smart Window Air Conditioner. It’s the Nest for the window unit. Introducing the Quirky + GE Aros Smart Window Air Conditioner. If you need a smart air thermostat and only have a window unit, take a look at this Quirky + GE Aros Smart Window Air Conditioner. Dumb, traditional window air conditioning units only give you …

Should you buy a Nest now that Google bought Nest?

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The Nest Learning Thermostat. The Nest is ubiquitous with the Smart Home. I personally love the Nest (read my Nest Review). It is an amazing piece of technology that I really couldn’t live without. But, with Google buying Nest, does it still make sense to purchase this home automation product? The simple answer is YES! Google might change the product …