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Smart Vents now work with ecobee

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Smart Vents now work with ecobee

After months of hard work and testing, we are pleased to announce, Keen Home Smart Vents are officially compatible with ecobee3 thermostats and ecobee room sensors!

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A look back at 2016

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A look back at 2016

A year ago today, our team had just completed three significant milestones: we completed shipping every pre-order from 2015, we announced our Smart Filter product, and we completed a successful CES 2016 where we not only had our own booth, but were represented by Lowe’s and SmartThings as well. We were on cloud nine then, but it was just the beginning of a huge year for our company and for the thousands of homeowners throughout the U.S. and Canada who looked to us to make their homes smarter, more comfortable, and more energy efficient. With 2017 well underway, we wanted to share some...

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How HVAC Zoning Works

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How HVAC Zoning Works

Your HVAC system is more than just a thermostat. It’s actually several machines doing several different jobs, all coordinated by your thermostat. Courtesy of starrmechanicalservices.com Your HVAC system probably has a furnace (or heat pump) responsible for creating hot air, an air conditioner for creating cold air, and an air handler (blower fan) for moving that temperature-controlled air around. Your thermostat coordinates these functions. Thermostats are fairly simple devices. They used to be entirely mechanical and could do their job with a bimetallic strip that would expand in response to changes in temperature. Nowadays, the temperature sensing is electronic, but the...

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7 Causes of Temperature Imbalances In The Home

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7 Causes of Temperature Imbalances In The Home

  We’ve all been there: no matter how hard you try, at least one room in your home is either too hot or too cold. While your living room might be exactly the temperature you want, your bedroom upstairs is freezing. It’s annoying and uncomfortable — you’re paying for central air, so why isn’t it working properly? Temperature imbalances can be frustrating, but they may be signs of bigger issues as well. Rather than cranking up your thermostat or overrunning your system, consider what might really be at the heart of the problem. Common sources of temperature imbalances in the home: Improperly sized...

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Getting the most out of your Smart Vents

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Getting the most out of your Smart Vents

  You finally received your Smart Vent System and can’t wait to get it set up. You follow our setup guide and in-app instructions, and get everything up and running in a matter of minutes. Now what? Here’s a quick overview of everything you can do with your Smart Vents right now, as well as what to expect in the coming months. Home Controls This was one of the first screens you encountered after firing up the Keen Home app and creating your account. Think of it as the dashboard for your home where you can: Create rooms for grouping your...

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