Keep Pets Cool and Save Money with a Smart Air Conditioner

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Having a fully connected smart home is near the top of my list for #lifegoals and last week, during Prime Day, we got one step closer by snagging an amazing deal on our second Amazon Echo device. “Alexa, manage my life!”

Now that we’ve got Voice and WiFi Control of our music, calendars, weather reports, shopping lists, audiobooks plus a darn-fine kitchen assistant, it’s time to start researching and learning about other smart home devices to save us money and make our lives easier.

Here in South Florida, we pretty much run our air conditioner year-round. It’s probably one of our biggest expenses, so I’m super excited about the new line of Smart Room Air Conditioners from the Kenmore brand. They’re fully programmable, can they be managed remotely using a smartphone app, AND they are Amazon Alexa compatible!

With Kenmore smart technology you can monitor and control the temperature inside your home from the palm of your hand, making it a breeze to keep your family and pets cool this summer while saving money and energy. Peek in on real-time temperature data, adjust your home’s temp from the office or while out running errands. The easy-to-use app provides remote access to turn units on and off and even set schedules for up to seven days, so you can run the AC only when you need it….convenient AND smart!

Watch this quick video to see a very CUTE dog and learn about how it works:

Highlights include:

  • Control on-the-Go: The ability to remotely turn the unit on and off, set a schedule or adjust the temperature provides flexibility to control home climates from anywhere. Use the 24 hour timer to set a schedule to run the units only when needed, or turn the air conditioner on before arriving home to ensure a comfortable temperature upon arrival.
  • Energy Savings: The Kenmore Elite Smart Room Air Conditioners are ENERGY STAR® certified and feature smart technology that allows for easy access and scheduling to run the unit only when needed, helping to save energy and money on utility bills.
  • Power to Match Your Room Size: Available in a variety of sizes from 8,000 BTUs to 25,000 BTUs, these Kenmore Elite Smart Room Air Conditioners help cool medium to large rooms, from 340 to 1,560 square feet in size.
  • Simple Setup: Scan the QR code located on the unit using a mobile device, follow the directions during a brief tutorial and the air conditioner will be up and running.
  • Amazon Alexa-Enabled: Allows users to control the air conditioner’s temperature and power settings using voice-controlled technology on an Amazon Alexa device.
  • MSRP: $269.99 – $519.99, depending on the model.

The Kenmore Elite Smart Room Air Conditioners feature technology from Afero, a leader in connecting smart devices and providing secure “Internet of Things” product solutions. For more information about current Kenmore brand smart products, visit Kenmore.com.

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July 1st is ID Your Pet Day + More Summer Pet Safety Tips

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July 4th is just around the corner, and we wanted to remind pet parents that more time spent outdoors poses an added risk of pets escaping or getting lost. July 1st is ID Your Pet Day, which is timely since more pets go missing due to fireworks during the 4th of July celebrations than during any other time of the year.

ASPCA has provided us with some key safety tips to help you safeguard your pet this summer.

FREE Android App: WildLife America Animal Rescue ($3.99 reg)

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Animal lovers, hurry on over to Amazon for today’s FREE Android App of the Day! It’s WildLife America — setup and run your own wild animal rescue center. A super fun and educational simulation game rated for all ages.

Look after wild animals and nurse them back to health: in WildLife America you can care for animals from the North American wilderness, cure their illnesses and tend their injuries so that they can move to new sanctuary or be released back into the wild!

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The wild animals are on the loose! In WildLife America you can now look after the many endangered species from the forests in the tundra of Canada and Alaska. The rangers desperately need some skilled helpers for their team as more and more animals arrive at the reserve needing your help! Treat injured wolves, diagnose the bears’ illnesses and nurse them back to health.

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With WildLife America you can now also customize the enclosures of your animals! Whether it’s a pen for the raccoons or trees for the exuberant squirrels to frolic around in – let your imagination run wild! To make sure your animals feel at home during their stay and have an appropriate habitat, you can set up their enclosures to be as close to nature as possible.

So what are you waiting for? Head of to the wildlife park, help the rangers and nurse your wild patients back to health!

Dr. Panda’s Animal Hospital: FREE Android App ($2.99 reg)

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Amazon Education Best Selling Game available for FREE today: Dr. Panda’s Hospital ($2.99 reg)

WHAT KID DOESN’T WANT TO BE A DOCTOR, A NURSE, OR A VETERINARIAN?
Here’s their chance to help veterinarian Dr. Panda take care of animals at Dr. Panda’s Hospital. Your preschooler will greet 8 different animals and pets in the waiting room. Then, your child will help them to their hospital beds, discover their medical problems and nurse them back to health thru mini games – all while learning in a FUN way.

RECOMMENDED FOR:
Dr. Panda’s Hospital is ideal for 2 to 6 years old boys and girls who are interested in animals, and/or naturally curious about basic medical procedures and anatomy. This game is also perfect to reduce fears of nurses, doctors, and hospitals that youngsters sometimes experience. Next time your kid has to go to the clinic, remind him of Dr. Panda! Also a great way to teach about caring for animals.

SAFE FOR KIDS:
This app is dedicated to the little ones, so you can rest assured that there are NO in-app purchases or third-party advertising.
Dr. Panda’s Hospital is certified by the kidSAFE Seal Program. To learn more, go to www.kidsafeseal.com

Dr. Panda’s Hospital is regularly priced at $2.99 but is the featured FREE App of the Day at Amazon.com.

Remember that free offers change quickly and without notice. Always verify price before completing your order. Go HERE to read about the free app of the day and download yours now!