Wyze Thermostat: Is It Worth Buying?
After installing a Wyze Outdoor Camera, I decided the Wyze Thermostat should be next. I’ve been eyeing various smart thermostats but with Wyze costing only $50, I couldn’t pass up the inexpensive upgrade.
I Have a Smartphone Addiction
I have a problem. That’s the first step, right? Admitting you have a problem? Well, I do. With smartphones. I don’t buy the latest and greatest. I don’t hop on any Galaxy S93+ Jumbo 5G Alpha bandwagons. I’m much more of a thrifty shopper. I like buying things used. Take my Thinkpad T540p. It was […]
Green Building Materials
If you’re looking at building a new home or renovating the one you have, you can green it up with any or all of these… Roofing MaterialsThese are available in recycled rubber and polymers that similar to slate. These are lower maintenance and lighter than conventional roofing. Counters and ShowersUsing glass and concrete mixed together […]
Chris’ Solar Story: Buying Solar
I always dreamed of having a solar powered home. I envied the panels on others’ homes. I could literally power everything in my home with the sun’s energy. So early last year, my wife and I started seeing ads pop up on Facebook for solar. They were very enticing ads. Almost borderline scam like with […]
The Problem With Green Retrofitting Today
Cash for Caulkers is a lovely program. Let’s give people a financial incentive to upgrade to more energy efficient appliances, lay down some insulation, even install a newer furnace or wood stove. It works well too. People have taken advantage of the program. Here’s my problem: Upfront spending. The tax credits involved are wonderful for […]