Under The Roof


Under the Roof: Reviewing smart home thermostats

There are many reasons and benefits to having Smart Home Technologies, one of the most important, readily available and cost rewarding features are their ability to easily, almost effortlessly control the temperature of your home, optimizing your convenience while minimizing your expenses.

There are many decisions and options when it comes to installing home automation. In this article, we will highlight three of the most popular and highest rated Smart Home Thermostats available on the market today.


Under the Roof: Cold mornings a reminder of effects of poor insulation

As we woke up during a recent January morning, we realized, just every so often the cold temperatures of winter effects even Southwest Florida.

The temperature outside was in the high 30's, add in the wind blowing it felt much colder.  Even inside the temperature was not that comfortable, causing some of us to bundle up. The cool temperatures inside our homes remind us that our homes are not well insulated and overnight our homes got cold. Luckily in Southwest Florida, the days of cold temperatures are not a common occurrence.


Under the Roof: It’s always a good time to save money

It is often said that the best way to save energy is to not need it in the first place.

Experts will confirm, in our sunshine state cooling our homes represents between 35% and 40% of our utility bill. Reducing this demand, while keeping our homes comfortable has been a tradeoff we all face almost year round.

The newest Building Codes require new homes to be built to a far more stringent and energy efficient standard than the homes we built just five years ago. Unfortunately, homes built before 2010 were often designed with little concern towards energy efficiency.


Under the Roof: Your home is your retirement fund

It is December and another year has almost passed. For many of us, the end of the year gives us a chance to reflect, to look back at our gains and our losses, our progress, and our failures.

In today's fast-paced world a good number of us ask how much closer to retirement, are we? Did we make progress towards our retirement goals?


Under the Roof: Smart home options are nearly endless

Job number one for most of us is protecting our loved ones and the homes we live in.

Smart home technology keeps you informed and in control of your security system 24/7. Your door locks, shutters, and garage doors are controlled by state-of-the-art technologies, while real-time video applications keep a watchful eye teamed with your smartphone, alerting you anytime anywhere it detects any unusual activity.


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