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What is the Google Smart Home Platform?

The Google Smart Home Platform, a component of Google’s “Internet of Things,” provides a technological platform where all of your home appliances, electronics, and even vehicles are managed over one framework [more…]

Electrical & Lighting Outlets

How to Replace an Electrical Outlet

If an outlet (commonly called a receptacle) no longer holds a plug snugly, it should be replaced. The procedure for replacing a duplex (two-outlet) wall receptacle is similar to that of replacing a switch [more…]

Home Maintenance

How to Remove Water Stains from Wood Furniture

You don’t have to panic when a steaming cup of coffee, sloshed water, or some other liquid leaves a mark on your wood furniture. Most of the time, getting the piece back to its original condition is fairly [more…]

Home Automation

Monitoring Water Usage through Home Automation

Few things are as important to people on a daily basis as water, and that is no stretch of the truth. Water is so much a part of daily life that humans simply don’t think about it much until it’s time [more…]

Home Automation

Controlling Your Thermostat from Afar

A likely place to begin with home automation is with your thermostat. Temperature has long been a bone of contention in most households, as almost any couple can attest. One wants the temp at 85 in the [more…]