Entries by Lumiere

Energy Savings for Your Home: The Nest Learning Thermostat

Is  Google is mak­ing a play to get into your home and stay there? Homeowners, you may have noticed … Google’s con­sumer foot­print has got­ten a bit wider  lately. A few weeks ago, Google acquired Nest Learn­ing, a Palo Alto-based man­u­fac­turer of auto­mated ther­mostats and smoke detec­tors for $3.2 bil­lion.  And at that price, Google may be bet­ting on […]

How Can You Maximize Winter Light?

The shorter days of win­ter offer plenty of daz­zling light, and the brac­ing tem­per­a­tures this time of year often cre­ate a feel­ing of excite­ment in the air. But, hon­estly, most of us would pre­fer a few more hours of sun­light at the end of each day. Decem­ber 21 marks the win­ter sol­stice, the short­est day of […]