Now on its third generation, the Nest Thermostat isn't the only smart thermostat around anymore — but it's still one of the best. The latest model has a screen that's higher-res and 40 percent larger than the 2nd-gen, a fact that's put to full advantage by Farsight, a feature that displays the target temperature or time in large, easily-readable type when you walk in the room. It's thinner, too, still integrates well with the company's smoke/CO2 detector and cameras, and can now sense problems with your furnace ahead of time, so you're not left with an outrageous maintenance bill, or worse, a non-functioning heater.
With warmer weather just around the corner, it's time to re-evaluate your ceiling fan situation. Haiku with SenseME from Big Ass Fans is the world's first smart fan, with on-board sensors and microprocessors that monitor room conditions and occupancy so the fan can adjust automatically as conditions change. Haiku can reduce utility bills on its own, but it also works with the Nest Learning Thermostat to make saving even easier--and just like Nest, the fan learns your preferences and adjusts on the fly. It can even connect with UP by Jawbone fitness trackers to make your bedroom more comfortable for a better night's sleep. The sleek, minimalist fan is controlled by something we all have--a smartphone--so you can say goodbye to clunky pull chains and wobbly, ugly ceiling fans and hello to the future.
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It's not at all uncommon for traditional thermostats to keep the room that they're in comfortably at whatever temperature you've chosen, while leaving rooms farther away either too hot or too cold. After all, they can only tell the temperature in a single room. The Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat overcomes this limitation by working with remote sensors that give it the temperature it the areas that matter the most to you, ensuring that your whole home stays comfortable. It offers touchscreen controls, and thanks to built-in Wi-Fi, you can control it from your phone or tablet while it checks the weather outside to maximize your energy savings.
There are plenty of reasons why you might need a humidifier. But whatever the cause, you can pretty much guarantee that spreading bacteria around the room isn't a good idea. Which is why you need the Dyson Humidifier. Using Ultraviolet Cleanse technology, it kills 99.9% of bacteria in the water, which is more than you can say for most of its competitors. It also leverages the company's bladeless Air Multiplier technology to project its mist evenly throughout the room, using temperature and humidity sensors to keep you in your comfort zone, and doubles as a high-velocity fan when humidification isn't needed.