Picking the right home security system can be confusing. Consider all the questions. Which brand is better? Should I use a professional installer? Are all home security apps the same? What's the best security company? There's a lot to discover. To save you time, and to help you get the most protection, ease of use and everyday value, we've narrowed things down to seven essential things to know. ...

The Baby Boomers have always been an independently minded generation. Even as they become senior citizens—at the rate of 10,000 a day—that's not changing. Committed to their families and communities, the vast majority of aging adults—87 percent — want to remain living at home, for as long as possible. Maintaining this independence will require care and support, particular for older adults aged 75...

  July and August are summer's hottest months; tough on your air conditioning system, your comfort, and your electricity bill. Inside your home, heat rises to the top floors and gets trapped, creating ‘hot zones' far away from your thermostat. This makes it hard to keep your family comfortable throughout the day while still managing your energy costs. Most homeowners simply blast their hou...

  The more a smart thermostat knows, the more useful it is. When it knows what you're doing, it can make smarter decisions in real time, which translate into more energy savings that don't impact your comfort at home. However, most thermostats don't know a lot. Confined to one room, they have limited information about your activity. This makes it hard for them to adapt to your schedule and ...