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What to Do When Your Ecobee Fan Won’t Turn On

The Ecobee Smart thermostat is a great device to have controlling your HVAC system, but as we all have experienced sometime in our life, technology doesn’t always work the way we want it to. One of those situations I ran into recently was when Ecobee wasn’t turning on the Fan to the HVAC system. If …

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How to Lock Your Ecobee Thermostat?

Have you ever been out shopping in a store or eating in a restaurant, and noticed the big lockboxes they often use to keep people “locked out” from changing settings? Perhaps it got you thinking about how you could lock your smart thermostat at home. Specifically, your Ecobee smart thermostat? Can You Lock Your Ecobee …

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Do Smart Switches Need A Ground? What Happens If You Don’t Ground The Switch?

Smart switches are beginning to replace older light switches in many homes. I’ve already replaced several in my own house. If you have an older house that doesn’t have a ground, you are probably wondering if it’s okay to install a smart switch without grounding it. Smart switches will work without using a ground wire. …

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Can You Install A Nest Thermostat in An Apartment? Is It Worth It?

Renters are often put in the predicament of wanting to upgrade where they live, but not breaking their lease agreement. Renters are often stuck with the amenities that came with the apartment when the contract was signed. These devices, including the thermostat, are often obsolete, outdates, and waste money. Can you install a Nest thermostat …

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Do You Need an Electrician to Install A Nest Thermostat?

Smart Thermostat are becoming a staple in many homes these days. It’s not hard to see why that are so popular. They are affordable, help save money, and can be controlled from anywhere you are. No more worries about forgetting to turn off the thermostat before going on vacation. In fact, smart thermostats are the …

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What Is Fan Runtime on Ecobee? Recommended Settings & Minimum Runtime

For all of us that have an Ecobee, we know that they are smart thermostats. However, we probably don’t know just how smart they are without getting into some advanced settings like fan runtime. Ecobee Smart Thermostats have advanced features allowing users to control number of minutes that the fan can run per hour. Using …

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Can Ring Cameras and Other Ring Devices Be on Different Networks?

Ring has become a leader in the home security industry with their easy-to-use array of devices. From cameras to doorbells, and more, Ring can protect every aspect of your property. That’s great, but what do you do when your Wi-Fi network isn’t powerful enough to cover your whole property and the various locations of your …

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Why Isn’t My Ecobee Fan Turning Off? Why is it Always On?

Ecobee Smart Thermostats are one of the best smart devices you can get for your home. It has just about every feature you could want, but therein lies the problem. Problems can arise if the settings aren’t just right, or if you forgot about one. One of the common issues I see is that Ecobee …

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How Much Do Lutron Serena Shades & Blinds Cost? We Created Price Charts (Checked in 2024)

Lutron has a reputation of producing high-quality, reliable products. A part of that reputation is the price you pay for that quality. For most Lutron products, you can find the price pretty easy by going to your favorite hardware store’s website. However, Lutron Serena Blinds & Shades are a different story. The prices aren’t readily …

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How Do I Reset SimpliSafe For New Owner? Can You Take It When You Move?

Are you selling your house and leaving your SimpliSafe security system for the new owner? Or perhaps you are just selling your SimpliSafe system. This is what you need to do when transferring ownership of your SimpliSafe. The SimpliSafe Security system is not designed to be reset. In order to prepare your SimpliSafe for new …

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