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Whether or not you’re familiar with the term “energy disaggregation”, you’re likely to start hearing it more and more. That’s because technology companies have been working diligently to fine-tune this new tech, and one has just reached a significant benchmark that suggests it could be...

Most homeowners don’t put too much thought into how they use their major kitchen appliances on a day-to-day basis. The appliances feel familiar, and some basic safety precautions are probably built into most daily routines. But as the saying goes, you should always put safety...

Even if your home was built to last, it could be that the wiring hidden within your walls is in need of an upgrade. This is especially true if you know your home’s wiring to be more than 50 years old, or if you’ve recently...