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Looking to upgrade to a smart thermostat in your home? With a variety of options to consider, it can be challenging to decide which model is right for you and your space. Watch as home maintenance experts The Handyguys discuss some common features of smart thermostats and what to look out for when purchasing this new technology.

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Are you in the market for a new water heater? If you’re looking to replace your conventional storage water heater with something a little more energy efficient, you might want to learn more about tankless, or demand-type, water heaters.

According to Energy.gov, if you and your family use less than 41 gallons of hot water per day, switching to a tankless water heater may save 24 to 34 percent more energy than a conventional storage water heater. If you’re looking to learn more about these demand-type water heaters, watch as home maintenance experts The Handyguys explain the pros and cons of tankless water heaters.

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Smart Light Bulbs

Have you ever forgotten to turn off a light in your home and been consumed by that thought as you drive to work? Or maybe, you’re napping on the couch and the light switch just feels too far away to get up and turn off. Well, thanks to smart light bulbs, you can turn these […]

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TIVO ROAMIO REVIEW | HANDYGUYS TV

In this video, The Handyguys review the TiVO Roamio. This device helps to eliminate excess cords and cables in your TV. The TiVO Roamio is compatible with devices that are open the box, plug, and play. The main pro of the TiVO Roamio vs. any other plug in antenna that provides HD content, is that […]

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Lutron Caseta and Amazon Alexa Integration | HANDYGUYS TV

In this final video on the Lutron Caseta lighting system, Handyguys Brian and Paul check Lutron Caseta and Amazon Alexa compatibility. In a previous video, The Handyguys check the Lutron Caseta’s compatibility with the Google Home. Lutron Caseta worked very well with the Google Home Mini and was compatible with not only commands but also […]

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Will Lutron Caseta work without the Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge? | HANDYGUYS TV

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul look into what happens to your Lutron Caseta system if your Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge should go out for whatever reason. This could occur is your internet goes down or if the bridge has another malfunction. Do all of your lights stop working in this situation? What Happens […]

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Lutron Caseta and Google Home Integration | HANDYGUYS TV

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul check in on Lutron Caseta and Google Home compatibility. The Handyguys have been exploring the Lutron Caseta system and all of its benefits for the home owner. The Handyguys have checked the compatibility of other home automation devices with the Google Home as well as the Amazon Alexa. Is The […]

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Installing the Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge | The Handyguys (Video)

The Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge is the device that brings this whole operation together seemlessly. In this video, Handyguy Brian explains how you can use the Smart Bridge to connect the Lutron Caseta home automation to your smart phone device. The Lutron Caseta Smart Bridge is necessary if you need to be controlling the lights […]

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Using the Lutron Caseta App | HANDYGUYS TV

To continue this series on the Lutron Caseta Home Lighting System, The Handyguys teach viewers how to set up the Lutron Caseta App on their smart phone device. The Lutron Caseta App allows for different groupings for lighting such as basement, living room, office, kitchen, etc. The app also has controls for the Lutron Caseta […]

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Using the Pico Remote for Lutron Caseta | Handyguys (Video)

In this Video, Handyguys Brian and Paul continue their series on the Lutron Caseta Home Lighting System by talking about the Pico remote that controls the whole system. This remote allows you to turn a normal circuit into a 3 or 4 way circuit while controlling them all. The major pro of this remote is […]

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Is the Lutron Caseta System Worth It? | HANDYGUYS TV

In this video, Handyguy Paul asks Handyguy Brian if he thinks that he Lutron Caseta Home Lighting system is worth it. Handyguy Brian explained that initially he was searching for a way to turn off all of the lights in the basement with one switch while also having the option of controlling each circuit separately. […]

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Lutron Caseta Smart Home Lighting Closer Look | HANDYGUYS TV

In the previous video, Handyguys Brian and Paul introduce the Lutron Caseta Smart Home Lighting system. In this video, they delve deeper into the ins and outs of this lighting home automation system, specifically the switches and dimmers. Handyguys Brian installed the Lutron Caseta Smart Home system in his basement allowing for 4 separate dimmers […]

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Lutron Caseta Smart Home Lighting Introduction | THE HANDYGUYS

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul open up a series of videos on home automation lighting through Lutron Caseta Smart Home Lighting. Handyguy Brian has installed Lutron Caseta Smart Home Lighting in his house and talks about the pros of the system throughout the series.  This system allows you to control your lights from […]

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Streaming music to Onkyo Receiver with Chromecast Built-in

  In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul talk about the benefits of using the Onkyo Receiver. They use the Google Home app and a Google Home device to stream music to an Onkyo TX-8270 Stereo Receiver. The Onkyo Receiver is just one other way that you can incorporate smart home features into your home […]

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Quiet Generator – Generac vs Honda Inverter Generators

Quiet Generator Noise level is an important characteristic of a generator, we all want a quiet generator. As requested in the comments on other videos we provide a quick test to demonstrate how these two quiet generators stack up. We know that this is not under load but we found that they are similar enough […]

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Use STA-BIL to Winterize your Power Tools

The Handyguys show how they use Sta-bil to ensure that their power tools, motorcycle, scooter, tractor, mower, generator, pressure washer and chainsaw start next spring. Thanks to Sta-bil for sponsoring this show.  

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How Often to Replace Your Smoke Alarms (Video)

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul briefly discuss some helpful tips when replacing your smoke detector. At the beginning of the video, Handyguy Paul shows Handyguys Brian his 3 new detectors. Homeowners should be aware that detectors undergo wear and tear just like any other device. Homeowners should replace their detector every 10 years […]

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Adding Multiple Users To Your Google Home Device (Video)

Google Home is great but what if you have multiple users with different Google accounts who want to use the device? In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul explain how to add multiple Google Home users to their home audio device. In previous videos, Handyguyus Brian and Paul set up a Home as well as […]

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The Handyguys Unbox a Chromecast Ultra Device (Video)

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul unbox a Chromecast Ultra Device. In previous videos, The Handyguys unbox and explore the features of the Chromecast. The Chromecast can be automated to lights in the home as well as TV usage. Check out The Handyguys’ other videos for more features and uses for the Chromecast as […]

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Setup of Google Chromecast TV – The Handyguys

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul teach viewers how to setup their Chromecast TV. Previously, The Handyguys unboxed a Chromecast. The Chromecast box includes a USB and an outlet on the Chromecast itself for an HDMI. This video is part of a larger series of unboxing, setup, and tutorial for the Google Home, Chromecast, […]

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Chromecast TV Unboxing (Video) – The Handyguys

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul unbox a Chromecast TV. The Chromecast is a device that enables you to stream from a smart device onto a TV easily through casting. Previously, Handyguys Brian and Paul unboxed ands setup for the Chromecast Audio. The Audio has the same functions as the Chromecast TV except exclusively […]

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Chromecast Audio and Google Home Integration

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul explore how to cast from the Google Home device onto their studio jobsite radio. The Chromecast Audio is a casting device. This device allows an individual to cast audio from an application on their smart device onto an audio device of choice. This is part of a larger […]

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Using Google Home and Chromecast To Play Videos On Your TV

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul use Chromecast and the Google Home to cast a Handyguys video onto a TV. In the past few episodes, Handyguys Brian and Paul have been exploring the home improvement benefits that can come through the Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. They have successfully also installed home automation between the […]

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Choosing the Right Kitchen Flooring for Your Home

Kitchens are often a busy place in your home. From making big family breakfasts to hosting dinner parties, your kitchen — especially the floor — has been through a lot. Once you’ve decided to replace your kitchen flooring, you might come to realize there are a lot of new flooring options to choose from. Watch […]

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Chromecast Audio Setup Part 2

In this video, The Handyguys do a brief tutorial of the Chromecast Audio. Previously, The Handyguys unboxed and setup the Audio for viewers. This is part of a greater series of videos looking at the Google Home, Chromecast, Chromecast Audio, and Chromecast Ultra. These devices are all compatible with one another yet have different functions. […]

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Chromecast Audio Setup Part 1

In this video, Handyguys Brian and Paul begin to setup a Chromecast Audio. In the previous episode, The Handyguys unboxed this device and gave a brief overview as to what it does. The Chromecast Audio is a small square device that has the ability to cast audio. In the next few episodes, The Handyguys will […]

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