Entries by bsolomon@sc-nh.com

Smart Homes (The internet of things)

If you’ve been paying any attention at all, you know that smart home devices are popping up everywhere. From smart refrigerators like the Samsung Family Hub line to connected electric toothbrushes, you can get just about anything you want in a version that’ll report back to your smartphone or network. Heck, there’s even a connected water bottle! Smart Home […]

LED Bulbs

Way back in 2012, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 was being phased in. One of the most useful — and controversial — results was that old fashioned light bulbs had to be reinvented. All light bulbs manufactured after the phase out dates, which varied from state to state, had to use 25 percent less […]

Smart Security Cameras

Once upon a time having a security system or even just some video cameras meant that you either lived in a dodgy neighborhood or you had something really awesome to steal. Today, home security devices are common, inexpensive and can be used for all sorts of things, from watching your dog run around like a […]

Smart Homes These Days

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to the world of smart homes and home automation, then the fact that smart switches and smart lights exist is part of your reality. But if you’re like a lot of homeowners, you may still be scratching your head trying to figure out how these devices fit […]

Generator Facts

There’s little more frightening than losing your electricity in the middle of a big winter storm or even a spring tornado. Whatever natural disaster is common in our area, you have probably experienced at least one major disaster in your life. Because of that, you may tend to linger around the generators at your favorite […]