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Vivint Solar

Vivint Solar offers four payment plans in addition to warranties and solar panel performance monitoring. This solar contractor can help you save money on your utility bill while decreasing your impact


There are many solar companies out there, but Sunrun is one of the best. It provides roof and workmanship warranties on all of its installs and has a multiple payment plans to choose from, so it is ea


Sunnova is a competitive solar company with good guarantees, warranties and monitoring service. It’s easy to find answers to your questions on the company's extensive FAQs page and through its r


SolarCity is a sister company to Tesla Inc., which means it benefits from the technology and research done through the smart energy company. This solar company offers some of the most sleek and afford

RGS Energy

RGS Energy offers dependable warranties and reliable support features, and it will help you monitor your solar panels' power production. Getting answers to your questions is simple with the customer s


One of the most important things for a homeowner with solar panels is the ability to contact the company whenever you need to. PetersenDean's customer service is very fast and knowledgeable. The warra

Legend Solar

Legend Solar only uses solar panels made by SunPower, a company that’s been in the solar industry since the 1980s. These panels tend to be costly, but they also last longer than others. With its

ION Solar

ION Solar is the result of Vision Solar and Zing Solar's merger in early 2017. It is a growing solar company that offers strong warranties and financing options at relatively affordable prices. You wi

Dividend Solar

With service available in 23 states across the U.S., Dividend Solar is the largest solar company in our lineup and the most likely to be available in your area. However, since this solar panel provide

Direct Energy Solar

Direct Energy Solar's website is full of information. While the customer representatives were relatively quick to respond to questions, they aren't as helpful as some other companies are. This company


If you own several shotguns and rifles, you have made quite an investment and no doubt want to protect the long guns in your valuable collection from theft or any kind of damage from fire or moisture.

Stealth Tactical

If you own handguns for personal protection, marksmanship competition or any other reason, you undoubtedly know they must be handled with respect, and that includes securing them safely when not in us

First Impressions: LG Smart Security and ADT Canopy

ADT and LG are teaming up to break the mold for what we should expect from home security, and the results are impressive. This is due to two innovations: the LG Smart Security smart home hub and the n

Keyless Entry For Your Smart Home

Keyless entry isn't just for shiny new cars anymore. It's becoming increasingly popular for homes too – particularly for those who want to use keyless entry as part of their smart home automatio

10 Winterizing Tips for an Energy-Efficient Home

1. Consider a Smart Thermostat Smart thermostats, like the Nest learning thermostat, can optimize the energy efficiency of your home year round. The average American household spends between 50 and 7

Smart Outlet: For Increased Energy Efficiency

So, what exactly is a smart outlet and why would you want one? Smart outlets either replace a conventional outlet or plugs right into a conventional outlet. These useful products can help prevent vam

Make Every Room Smarter With Amazon Dot

The Amazon Echo was one of the first smart speakers and changed the way these devices were used in the home. This smart speaker not only enhances listening to music, but it allows you to control your

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: What Not to Buy

In 2015, the Amazon Echo — a smart speaker that obeys your commands, controls your smart home and provides entertainment — revolutionized the way people use and interact with speakers in t

Why You Shouldn't Reserve Tesla’s New Home Battery

In October 2016, Tesla announced its new home battery, Powerwall 2, with installations to begin in January 2017. This latest clean-energy innovation from Elon Musk promises to provide a complete home

CES 2017 Smart Home: Editor's Final Thoughts

At CES this year, I took some time to attend a few panel discussions about the challenges and future of smart home technology. My motivation for attending these discussions is to highlight a side of C

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