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Using Smart Home Tech To Save On Your Energy Bills

Energy Bills: Apartment Therapy Video

Originally appeared on Apartment Therapy Sure, having a smart home that’s tricked out with the latest, state-of-the-art devices and systems is undeniably cool. But smart home technology also has plenty of practical benefits. Among them: It can make your home more energy efficient, which translates into lower energy bills. It’s about time technology gave us back some money, yo. In this video that Apartment Therapy shot at my home (squeal!) I share my favorite products that will help you save…

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It’s Easy to Make Your Apartment Smart

Apartment Therapy Video Series

Guys— Apartment Therapy came to shoot my house! And it was awesome. They’re one of my favorite websites for all-things home decor, and I’ve been writing for them for a while. But when I suggested a video series about how to really use smart home products, which ones to pick to create a smart apartment, an energy efficient one, or a family-friendly one, they said YES and I practically did a backflip. The first video is out now— check it out…

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Home Work + Travel

Tech For The Funnest Summer Ever

Best Summer Tech: Jenny Copper Nest Thermostat

It’s still a bit chilly in Los Angeles, but any day now the heat will be here to stay and I’m already imagining how good summer will feel on my skin. I’ll be spending as much time at the beach as humanly possible, and the hubs and I just locked down an incredible anniversary trip to Hawaii that I am counting down the minutes to (it’s our 20th anniversary… I’m sorry how did that happen?). All that, plus a lot…

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Everything You Need to Know to Properly Cook With a Cast Iron Skillet

So in case you hadn’t heard, I’m currently working with the International Home & Housewares Association on a number of things— I attended the Housewares Show for the first time last year, and this year helped them create a Smart Home Pavilion at the show (which was in Chicago last month). Plus, I’m writing for their blog, Inspired Home. Which is fantastic, because I’m getting to stretch my wings outside of the tech space a bit, and write about cooking and housekeeping topics…

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DIY Ideas For A More Energy Efficient Home

energy efficient home: Nest Learning Thermostat

You know those times where you so badly want to make a difference, but then you do so much brainstorming on the subject that you get totally overwhelmed and end up doing nothing? Earth Day is one of those times. I see it as a great annual opportunity to take stock, to see if there are little things I can do to make a more energy efficient home. I start digging around the web, doing research and taking notes. Pretty…

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Swedish for Smart Home: IKEA’s TRADFRI collection

Ikea Smart Lightbulbs

When most people finally dip their toe into the world of smart home devices, they often start with smart lightbulbs. What’s nice about them is that they’re fairly easy to set up, they don’t require a huge outlay of cash, and they’re don’t require a permanent install of anything (of course you can take your thermostat or smart lock with you when you move, but that won’t be nearly as easy as unscrewing some lightbulbs). Even though they don’t require a…

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