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How to use smart plugs to save energy (and money!)

May 21st 2020

How to use smart plugs to save energy (and money!)
With the help of a simple app on your smartphone, you can control almost any appliance plugged into a smart plug—from anywhere you have an internet connection. A smart plug simply plugs into a normal wall outlet and acts like a ‘gatekeeper’ between the power outlet and your appliance. So at the most basic level, you can use a smart plug to simply turn the plugged-in applia …

Smart Thermostats—The Smart Choice

Feb 15th 2014

Smart Thermostats—The Smart Choice
If yours is anything like the average American home, a massive 48 percent of what you spend on energy each year goes on heating and cooling. For most households, keeping the temperature comfortable is the single largest energy expense. So being smart about how you control your temperature settings can save you a hefty chunk of energy––and money. Of course, you could take …