Adding to existing home

Leviton 1-Amp USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle

Tired of looking around for your cell phone charging plugs? If you are in need of extra room for your cell phone chargers, and most people are, this is the electrical outlet for you. No more finding your devices unplugged where your kids have plugged in their phones!

My wife and I love ours in our kitchen and bathroom counter tops. They are very economical at $26. These are by far the coolest and most practical upgrade to electrical outlets that we’ve seen for cell phone chargers in years.

Nest Learning Thermostat – 2nd Generation

What is a nest learning thermostat? It is a thermostat that learns the temperatures you like to have in your home on a daily basis and creates a customized energy schedule for your home. Pretty much this thermostat makes sure that your comfort level is always met on any given day. This thermostat even senses when you are home and when you are not.

Problems arise when you are running a heating or air conditioning unit when you are away from home. To solve this problem, it senses when you are away from your home and it automatically switches to an energy-efficient temperature that saves you money due to high electrical costs. The Nest Leaf symbol indicates when the temperature is set at an energy-conserving level. This little device has the potential to save up to 20% on your heating and cooling bills. This is definitely far above the product cost.

They released their 2nd Generation device several months ago and almost all the written reviews that can be found online have been positive. The 1st Generation Nest Thermostat had several kinks, could-be-betters and upgrades that have finally been worked out. One of the reported issues in the past is the furnace is still running even when you are not at home. An added bonus is that it can be controlled by your smart phone anytime and only takes a half hour for installation.

Vortex Inline Duct Blower Fan

The Vortex Blower has been a life saver for some of our local customers who have hard-to-heat areas in their own basement. This cool device installs easily into the duct line and is controlled by a simple and uncomplicated switch. For example, if your theatre room is located in a distanced area from your furnace, this product has the ability to allow extra flow of warmer air to that location and provide heat when needed. This is an affordable solution to many homeowners who are currently experiencing heating issues and want something fast. Prices start around $180 for the product. They also have several upgrades for it. There are a few models such as the 6″, 8″ and 12″ VTX models that come in two CFM capacities.

With these devices, your basement is guaranteed to be more comfortable. You can also check out the internet for other types of devices or home equipment that will fit your home and needs.