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How-To Guides

How to Winterize an Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit

Prepare your air conditioning unit from the frigid temperatures as well as the snow, rain, and ice by winterizing your outdoor condenser unit. Discover tips and tricks to help protect your unit from the cold....

How to Cool an Older Home (Without Window Units)

Cool an older home without having to depend on window units by opting for a central high velocity system or mini split system using a heat pump and wall units. These options allow you to live comfortably in your home without needing expensive, disrupting installations. Read to learn about the HVAC options available for older homes and how to choose the best option for your home....

How to Maximize AC Efficiency

Make sure you have an efficient AC unit this summer. Keeping your vents and AC clean allows air to flow more freely through the unit. Set your thermostat a little higher than usual and supplement with a dehumidifier or fan to keep cool. With a few easy tips, you can save money and energy with an efficient AC unit!...

How to Wash a Face Mask

Different face masks require different steps for keeping them cleaning. Make sure your face mask can go in the washing machine or, if using a single-use, disposable mask, simply toss it out. Check out this guide to see how to care for your face mask!...

12 Days of Christmas: How to Make a Mason Jar Snowglobe

This holiday season, make a snow globe as a specialty gift or unique souvenir. To create a snow globe, you need a mason jar, glue gun, decorations, liquid clear glue, glitter, and a spoon. Follow this step-by-step instructional guide and impress your friends and loved ones with your own mason jar snow globe!...

Buyer Guides

Protect Yourself from Dangerous Gases in the Home!

Many types of gases present a danger to your home, but alarms and detectors alert you to the problem before it gets too late. Make sure you have a smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, and a natural gas alarm, as well as other detectors your home may need. Read to learn about the types of gases in your home and the alarms you need....

Split System vs. Package Air Conditioning Units

Split system air conditioning units require both an indoor and outdoor unit while a package air conditioner houses all the key components in one cabinet. Each offer their own pros and cons. See which one works better for your space!...

On the Go: HVAC for Your RV or Trailer

Camp in luxury with the proper HVAC system in your RV or trailer! Read our guide to learn about the different kinds of RVs and how to best heat your camper. Shop HomElectrical to find the perfect HVAC products for on the go!...

Updated 2020 NEC Code Regulations by State

The NEC, or National Electrical Code, updates every three years with major changes to the code. See which version of the NEC your state follows!...

Bump, Set, Spike With Volleyball Court Lighting!

Make sure that players can see the ball on your volleyball court! Each volleyball association states regulations for how the court should be lit, including factors such as lux, color temperature, and uniformity. Read our guide to learn about the different types of lights for your volleyball court and choose the one that fits best!...

Helpful Tips

What is Indoor Air Quality?

The quality of the air in your home or office may affect you more than you know. Luckily, making changes for cleaner indoor air doesn't have to be expensive....

How Dimmer Switches Save Energy

Dimmer switches can help you save energy by using less electricity. Modern dimmers can also have a few more benefits depending on the type of light bulb you use. See how dimmer switches can help you!...

Are LED lights bad for your eyes?

LED lights give off blue light that, when overexposed, can cause damage to your eyes. Blue light damage to eyes can include eyestrain and retina damage. Prolonged exposure to blue light can cause trouble focusing, eye discomfort, and even vision loss. But LEDs aren’t all bad! Utilize blue light during the day to improve performance and reduce exposure at night and use warmer color temperatures. See how LED lights can affect your eyes....

Keep Allergies in Check with Your HVAC System

Help relieve your allergies using your HVAC system. Replace filters, clean your HVAC system, and regularly maintain it to help with seasonal allergies. In addition, you can remove airborne particles, control humidity, and eliminate and prevent pests. See how you can help reduce your allergies symptoms with your HVAC system!...

Preparing Your AC Unit for Summer

Beat the heat by preparing your AC unit ahead of time! By preparing ahead, you can make sure your air conditioning unit works by the time you need to use it. With a few simple tips, like checking your thermostat and replacing filters, you can have your air conditioning ready in no time....

Going Green

Switched to LED? Upcycle Your Old Bulbs with DIY Halloween Crafts!

Congratulations! You’ve switched to LED lights in your home and saved money and energy. But what do you do with the old incandescent bulbs haunting your home? With Halloween right around the corner, upcycle the old bulbs and give trick-or-treaters pumpkin to talk about!Make your bulbs into boo-tiful DIY Halloween decorations, such as ghosts, witches, or pumpkins. You just need a light bulb, paint, and a few other supplies.Supplies Needed * Lightbulbs * Paint: orange...

What is Upcycling?

Upcycling offers a great way to stay environmentally friendly while also offering a creative outlet for used and unwanted materials. As part of the recycling process, upcycling uses materials that would otherwise be thrown away. See how upcycling can benefit you and the environment!...

Ways to Reduce Energy Use in Your Home

Reducing the amount of energy you use in your home can help you save money and decrease your carbon footprint! With a few simple changes, like switching to LED lighting, unplugging electronics when you're not using them, and a few more, you can reduce energy consumption. See other ways you can save energy in your home!...

Eco-Friendly Home Tips: Bedroom/Living Room

Make your bedroom and living room more eco-friendly with a few simple changes. Use paints and cleaners without VOCs, upcycle furniture, and switch to LEDs! To really make a change, you can also switch to an eco-friendly mattress and bedding....

Eco-Friendly Home Tips: Bathroom

From the amount of water we use to the products we buy, there are many ways we can make changes for an eco-friendlier bathroom. Bathrooms account for a large part of indoor, residential water use. By reducing the amount of water used along with other simple changes, you can create an eco-friendly bathroom!...

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