Developer converting 25,000 apartments into smart homes

As if the luxury of its apartments wasn’t enough, one of the nation’s largest developers of multifamily properties is adding technological amenities to its buildings. Alliance Residential Co. has teamed with Dwelo, Google and Nest to launch Alliance SmartHome in...

GE unveils its first HomeKit-enabled window air unit

GE unveils its first HomeKit-enabled window air unit

For the first time, U.S. homeowners can control GE window air conditioners with their iPhones and iPads. The units now include technology that makes them compatible with Apple HomeKit. Delivering 8,000 to 12,000 BTUs to cool medium- to large-sized rooms, the units are the first HomeKit-compatible air conditioners available for the U.S.

5 ways to stay cool, save money this summer

5 ways to stay cool, save money this summer

Today marks the official start of summer, though summerlike heat across much of the country might have had Americans thinking the season started weeks ago. With warm temperatures settling in – and more heat to come – Georgia Power offers...

5 ways to 'future-proof' a kitchen

5 ways to 'future-proof' a kitchen

We upgrade our phones every year, yet we’re reluctant to outfit our kitchens with technology that ensures they outlast the next decade of fads. According to Innit, an eating technology company that has developed a connected food platform, home renovators...

Infographic: Home innovations that can save money

Smart home technology can make things easier, but can it actually save you money? Davis Audio recently studied the 10 most popular smart home devices to find out how they can pay for themselves. The infographic below from Davis Audio...

Infographic: How much does a smart home actually save?

Energy saving smart devices are no longer things of the future. The recent eruption of smart home technology has given us everything from smart lights that turn off automatically to smart power strips that can “unplug” devices not in use....

Alexa, Rinnai integrates Amazon technology into water heaters

Alexa, Rinnai integrates Amazon technology into water heaters

Rinnai Corp., a leading producer of tankless gas water heaters, has become the first tankless manufacturer to feature Amazon Alexa integrated into its products. The innovation allows users to ask Alexa, “Alexa, ask Rinnai to start circulation,” or say, “Alexa,...

Infographic: 7 best energy-efficient apps for your home

These days, there really is an app for everything. Energy efficiency is no exception. There are a countless number of apps designed specifically to help homeowners become more environmentally-conscious in how they run their homes. The infographic below by Calgary...

Smart Neighborhood to 'help families take control of energy use, live better'

Smart Neighborhood to 'help families take control of energy use, live better'

As it nears completion, Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood brings together high-performance homes, energy efficient systems and appliances, connected devices and a microgrid on a community-wide scale. Smart Neighborhood in Birmingham is a future-focused, energy-efficient community with homes that are rated...

Visualize paint colors in real time with new augmented reality app

Visualize paint colors in real time with new augmented reality app

Users can easily try different color options, create custom palettes and share results in a variety of ways.

Smart appliances will put you in control of your kitchen

Smart appliances will put you in control of your kitchen

LG uses an open platform, open partnership, open connectivity ecosystem.

Safeguard your home against lightning damage

Safeguard your home against lightning damage

There's no good way to prevent or totally avoid a lightning strike, but homeowners can minimize the damage.

Clean energy subscriptions now available in Philadelphia

Clean energy subscriptions now available in Philadelphia

For many residents, energy is the second largest household expense after mortgage or rent.

Smart Thermostats vs. Programmable Thermostats: Which Option is Right For You?

Smart Thermostats vs. Programmable Thermostats: Which Option is Right For You?

If you have a manual thermostat, it’s time to upgrade — especially if you’re concerned about your home energy usage.

Top Tips to Reduce Your Home's Heating and Cooling Costs

Top Tips to Reduce Your Home's Heating and Cooling Costs

A degree or two may not feel like much of a difference, but it's a change you'll definitely see on your energy bill.

New App Pairs Nest and Smart Energy Monitor

New App Pairs Nest and Smart Energy Monitor

Insights can help save Smappee users up to 30% on their energy bills.

Utility Adds Smart Neighborhood Projects to Enable the Smart Grid

Utility Adds Smart Neighborhood Projects to Enable the Smart Grid

The Alabama project features the Southeast's first community-scale microgrid.

7 Solar Energy Myths and Misconceptions

7 Solar Energy Myths and Misconceptions

In the first half of 2017, wind and solar accounted for 10 percent of monthly electricity generation for the first time.

New Toolkit Helps Turn Building Performance Data into Action

New Toolkit Helps Turn Building Performance Data into Action

In many buildings, energy use and its associated costs and pollution could be cut by 30 percent or more.

How to Safely Use a Stand-By Generator During a Power Outage

How to Safely Use a Stand-By Generator During a Power Outage

By Fran Donegan Emergency generators provide the electrical power needed to keep the lights on, the furnace humming, and the well pump working during a power outage. However, many homeowners fail to use their generators effectively.

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