Three free applications to control home from your smartphone or tablet

Smart Home

A while ago we have spoken of the possibilities that are using the smartphone or tablet to control our TV in an easy and simple way using for this purpose the various applications, free in many cases, they put at our disposal the respective app stores.

But control by tablet or phone we have only to restrict it to television, but a host of home appliances now offer the option to be controlled remotely. Take for example the lighting by using LED bulbs, air conditioning, blinds, heating systems … a whole world at our feet and to do that better than having care applications, some applications that we will review in this case with three interesting­­ that allow us to have our house in the palm of your hand. » Read more

The importance of automatic correction in home theater equipment

Home theater

After saving for months or years, you go to the store and you spend a small fortune on your brand new sound system. Whether it’s a bar, sound base, a kit 5.1 or an AV receiver, you get all excited at home, plug it in, you start to watch a movie and that does not sound as expected.

You have a poor or excessive bass response, with sharp smudged and exaggerated media. What is going on? It should not sound perfect factory. Well, in an ideal world, yes, but probably your house is far from being an ideal room for music listening, hence the great importance of embedded systems for acoustic correction. » Read more

Zuli Hue adds support your SmartPlugs to improve lighting performance

Zuli Hue

When we talk about smart home, which is also the name of the blog in which we live, we refer to the intelligent home as one in which everyday tasks are easier to perform and also, thanks to technology, it allows further optimization resources, time, and money.

And in that sense, we can place the proposal made by the manufacturer Zuli, one of the best known when gadgets for the connected home it is, which added support to their acquaintances Hue SmartPlugs. » Read more

To wash clothes while we exercise? This bike-washing will actually

Wash your cloth with exercise

In recent years, we have seen how some companies engaged in efforts to create the new generation of appliances, which already have internet connection and our smartphone, they are able to show the status of their tasks in real time as well as anticipated before next activities, among other things, but in the end, all maintain the same essence and ability to do what they have always done. » Read more

Try the color therapy in the shower to improve your mood

LED shower

They say that a shower is relaxing, that when we dive under the falling water (hot or cold, depending on the time), we are in a state of intense happiness and relaxation, so that even some dare to sing.

It is one of the situations where experts say the human body, so it can be termed as a kind of primitive memory and remembering his stay in the womb, protected, feel safe and therefore in a state of relaxation intense. » Read more

Organize your fridge to save energy and conserve better

Organize your fridge

The refrigerator is the appliance that more spending added to the electricity bill. It’s working 24 hours a day and requires considerable energy, depending on their size and the amount of food that you keep.

According to Digital Trends, comes an infographic web parts select, we teach placing food properly in the fridge to save energy, and thus reduce the electricity bill. It also helps us preserve food longer. » Read more

Tips for saving money with appliances

Saving money

There are a number of guidelines to control spending through good use of appliances…

Eight Tips to optimize refrigerator and freezer

1- Avoid frequently opening the door or keeping it open too long; take everything you need at once!

2- Do not keep food hot. Do not place or the refrigerator or freezer where out of the sun or near other heat sources. Place them 5 cm. walls and leave free space for air circulation.

3- Do not fill too much or the refrigerator or freezer, the higher efficiency is obtained 3/4 full.

4- Clean at least 1 time per year; a layer of ice covering the freezer increases energy consumption by 30%.

5- Check that the doors are properly sealed; replaces old tires! Tip: Put a paper on the door to close it, if the paper slides have to change tires.

6- Recommended temperatures are: 3-5° C for the refrigerator and about -15° C for the freezer.

7- Unplug them only if you will be absent more than 15 days (not suitable for shorter absences); clean them and then leave them open.

8- The refrigerator is the appliance that consumes the most, estimated that only need a capacity of 50 liters per person (well, a house with 4 people need a 200 liter refrigerator). » Read more

Tips for buying a pressure washer

Pressure Washer

washer is a device that pumps water under pressure through a nozzle in order to clean certain surfaces. The pumps are reciprocated and aspire and drive water alternately.

Buying a pressure washer

Probably, our knowledge of the configuration of the cleaners is not too large. However, if we are thinking with us or we already have, we need to know what kind of machine we have» Read more

Ten tips to insulate your house

Insulate your house

proper insulation is presented as the best alternative to prevent loss of heat or cold on the inside of our house and allow us to go for maximum savings to make ends meet and reduce pollution levels require less energy for cooling or heating.

The way to know where the heat loss from your house occur and act accordingly so is by conducting an energy certification of the property by a qualified technician. Energy consumption linked to the air conditioning and heating accounts for between a third and half of all households. » Read more

SmartThinQ is the brain connected home of LG, it is manifested in the form of cylinder

SmartThinQ

Korean companies are marking the steps, if yesterday we showed that Samsung wants to control the connected home from the TVs Smart TV, we now see that LG has a device that does the same, to be known as SmartThinQ… A brain for the Internet of Things.

LG has decided that headquarters and notifications must be on a dedicated device, as it is possible to achieve the proposal SmartThings Samsung. The main difference is found in their striking appearance, and in the presence of a screen at the top. » Read more

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