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New Homeowner Must Have This Summer: A Smart Thermostat

A lot has transpired in the past few months, and we are so excited that we finally own

the farmhouse! We are doing work on the home as we go, and we are learning a lot about older

homes as well. We are making updates here and there- some cosmetic, and some necessary to

bring the home up to date. One of the most exciting updates that we have made was the new

smart thermostat. Yes, you read that right. I said new smart thermostat. I’m not sure if it is a

good thing or a bad thing that I am so excited about a thermostat, but let me just say… if it’s

wrong, then I don’t want to be right.

Throughout my recent ventures with DIY, I’ve been lucky enough to discover and speak

with new brands, and I was recently introduced to LUX Products, a brand from Johnson

Controls and maker of residential smart thermostats. Having grown up in the Milwaukee area, I

was already very familiar with Johnson Controls, and so I was really interested in learning about

LUX Products.

I’m currently majorly crushing on our new LUX KONO smart thermostat from

Johnson Controls, which is both practical and stylish. The fact that it is a smart thermostat in

and of itself obviously implies that there are all kinds of really cool technical features, which I

do love. But I have to say that as a DIYer, my favorite aspect of this thermostat is definitely the

paintable faceplates. They are so cool! How often do you see a beautifully painted

room, or even a feature wall, and then the thermostat sticks out like a sore thumb because it

doesn’t match? With the LUX KONO, this isn’t a problem at all. With nine

interchangeable faceplates that provide variety, including a paintable option, I

know my smart thermostat will blend in with my décor, which makes my heart happy!

A feature involving paint is obviously the first one to jump out to me, but like I

mentioned, there are a ton of other technical aspects that are going to make my life easier in

my new home and save me money as well. Our family is on the go a lot, and so when we aren’t

home, being able to control our smart thermostat virtually is a definite plus. With the LUX

KONO, I can control the temperature of my home from anywhere. It is also compatible

with the Apple Home Kit, which allows me to control it right from my iPad if I want, but I also

have the option of managing the thermostat from my smart phone using the LUX App

as well. I can’t tell you how it will ease my mind to know that I don’t have to worry if I forgot to

turn off the air conditioning if we are away during the summer, or turn down the heat when we

go up to the cabin in the winter. Peace of mind is priceless to our family, and the LUX

KONO provides that for us. And since it is in fact so smart, it also puts money back in our pockets by saving on energy costs.

If you’ve been following along with our latest adventure, you know that there is no lack

of updates for us, so we’ll take all the extra pocket change that we can get. But, we can now

check one update off of the list. Cool technical features that save me money AND design

aspects that cater to my DIY passion… I don’t know if I could really ask for more. Smart

Thermostat, check!

If you’re interested in doing your own thermostat upgrade, purchase the LUX KONO here and

use code MissLiz for 15% off!

*this post is sponsored by Lux Products, a brand from Johnson Controls

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