Home technology

Home technology isn't always essential to a functional home, but it can be essential to the perfect home. Getting the bells and whistles just right--the sound system, the routers and security system--can put the finishing touch on a successful remodel.

Honeywell Lyric Thermostat
July 02, 2014

Thermostat uses the location of your smartphone to automatically turn the device into energy-saving mode when the home’s empty.

Intellihot tankless hot water system

Intellihot tankless hot water system.

April 02, 2014

Tankless water heater analyzes water usage patterns and automates system to reduce amount of water and heat used.

May 06, 2013

Mr. Steam’s iSteam touch panel system controls temperature, duration, aroma, color, and music of home steam showers.

April 02, 2013

EverSense 2.0 is a home-environment and energy-management platform that features Allure Energy’s patented Proximity Control Technology with privacy protection, as well as streaming music, energy-saving video tips, and weather updates.


The Powerstation PRO is an external battery pack that can charge virtually any mobile phone, tablet, or USB-enabled device on-the-go.

March 21, 2013

Hurricane Standards from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety can help make roofs resilient in storms.

October 04, 2012

Electronic systems contractor (ESC) companies are stable, growing again, and willing to take risks on new strategies to keep growing, according to the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association’s (CEDIA) 2012 Benchmarking Survey.

Ingersoll Rand Nexia home automation system

Ingersoll Rand Nexia home automation system

August 22, 2012

The Nexia home automation system enables consumers to remotely manage features and functions of their home, including door locks, heating and cooling, lights, and shades.

modified wood, wood products, outdoor living

North American red alder is latest in series of modified wood products

December 07, 2011

Accsys Technologies now offers North American species red alder as part of its line of modified wood products. 

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Whirlpool hits the big 1-0-0

November 11, 2011

Whirlpool, a manufacturer of major home appliances, hit its 100th anniversary on Friday and held a number of local events to commemorate the milestone, according to a press release.


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The spout is rotatable and detachable, and dishwasher-safe.


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