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Home & Garden
by astonerattnet
7 years ago
Your Options in Home Automation

Home automation modules primarily communicate via the electrical wiring in your house.  Two common protocols for this communication are X10 and INSTEON.  X10 is an open standard for home automation developed in 1975.  INSTEON was developed by SmartLabs, Inc and can be run as X10 compatible and/or with INSTEON which is somewhat more robust than X10.  Both protocols are sufficient for most simple home automation needs.

Home & Garden
by astonerattnet
7 years ago
Get a Home Automation System to Improve Home Security

A properly configured home automation system can be used to improve the security of your home. It can do a much better job of making it appear that someone is home than the old fashioned light on a timer.

Technology
by astonerattnet
7 years ago
What is Energy Star

Energy Star is a program started in 1992 as a joint venture between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.  It is a voluntary program for manufacturers to label their products with an estimated amount of energy the product is going to consume and an approximate cost of the energy to run it.

Pets & Animals
by astonerattnet
7 years ago
Beginners Guide To Bringing Home Cows For The First Time

It can be very exciting to be adding some cows to your homestead. We recently decided to add some Scottish Highland Cattle to our farm. The delivery and the first couple weeks did not go quite as planned.

Lifestyle
by astonerattnet
7 years ago
Types of Wheat Berries

Wheat berries is the term used for the actual head of grain harvested from the wheat plant. There are many varieties of wheat but for commodities trading they have been broken down into a few classes like Hard Red Winter wheat. This refers to a high protein reddish wheat that was grown over winter.

Business & Money
by astonerattnet
7 years ago
Cutting costs at home

Everybody wants to save a few dollars, especially in times of a bad economy. Here are some ideas to help cut costs at home.

Lifestyle
by astonerattnet
9 years ago
Wedding Orchids

A wedding is arguably the most important day in a woman's life, some may say childbirth surpasses a wedding though. A wedding is a beautiful ocassion and the flowers that go along with it should be beautiful as well. Wedding orchids can be selected from the wide variety of...

Home & Garden
by astonerattnet
9 years ago
Agriculture

Agriculture is the process of planting particular plants or raising certain animals. It is what allowed humans to develop beyond simple hunter gathers.

Environment
by astonerattnet
7 years ago
Winter Energy Savings

Winter energy savings is not only good for the environment, it can have an added benefit of saving money. Many things can be done that don't cost much or very little and other energy savings methods that cost more.

Lifestyle
by astonerattnet
6 years ago
How to Prepare a Survival Library

A survival library can help a person or family survival a crisis. Just like everyone should have a bug out bag and several day supply of food, they should also have a survival library. A resource to teach what a person may need to know when all other options are unavailable.

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