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A little over a year ago, COVID-19 broke out and changed millions of lives in many different ways. Since then, many different procedures, innovations, and products have emerged in response. Some of the most notable measures implemented across the globe:...
Snow globes make a nice souvenir or gift, but sometimes they can be pricey. If you want to make a custom snow globe for that special someone, check out this guide to learn how to make one right at home! Materials Needed: Mason Jar Glue gun...
Tea packets make great stocking stuffers. But why not craft a specialty decoration out of tea packets? A Christmas tea tree is a simple, fun craft that doubles as both a decoration and useful present. Materials Needed: Cone Glue gun...
Christmas and origami don’t relate to most people. But the Japanese papercraft can create just about anything from holiday animals like reindeer, to tree ornaments, and even bows. We’ll share some Christmas origami projects to help you get into the...
If you use gift wrapping paper for the holidays, you will probably have some leftovers laying around. There may be those odd-shaped cuts of gift wrap and of course the unwrapped paper. Usually, it gets thrown away. Why not put it to use in other ways?...
As temperatures start to warm up again, electric bills tend to rise. HomElectrical wants to help you save electricity (and your wallet) before summer comes around the corner and smacks you with a big wave of heat. Some cost-effective, but overlooked,...
An air handler, sometimes called an air handling unit, functions as the indoor component of an HVAC system like a split-system air conditioner or heat pump. Air handlers circulate the conditioned air. Depending on the type of system you use, this may...
Looking to replace an old smoke and fire alarm? Need to install detectors in a newly constructed home? USI Electric’s new AMI Series builds off their prominent 10-year batteries and combination detectors by adding new Sensing Plus Multi-Criteria...
Fire. Carbon monoxide. Natural gas leaks. These harmful substances can cause death or injury in the home. But how do you mitigate the risk for these hazards? You can prevent disaster through detection by investing in products that provide early warnings...
What is a ductless mini split system? A ductless mini split system provides heating and cooling without the need for air ducts. Instead, ductless mini splits use a conduit which houses a refrigerant line to transfer heat between the indoor unit and...
Spring bestows upon us blossoming flowers, blooming trees, wonderful views, and of course… pollen. Pollination proves crucial for nature, but some people can’t tolerate the yellow stuff. Allergy sufferers experience symptoms including itchy eyes,...
As the weather warms up, you may want to begin preparing your air conditioning unit for summer. By preparing ahead of time, you can prevent any potential setbacks by the time you need to use your unit. Help prepare your AC unit with a few simple steps:...
Photo by Francesca Tosolini Furnaces function as a vital part of a central or forced air heating system. A few types of furnaces exist, including natural gas, propane, and electric furnaces. Each type offers their own benefits and knowing what those...
Good news: spring is on the way! Soon, warmer weather, brighter sunshine…and spring cleaning. While this time of year gives us a good reason to clean our homes, it also offers an opportunity to check on electrical supplies and HVAC systems. Adding these...
Ever come home to a stuffy, muggy home in the summer and fire up the air conditioner for relief? Then wonder why your energy bill is significantly higher during warmer months? It’s no secret that electricity bills increase in the summer, just like gas...
Certifications exist to denote a luminaire’s safety standards, operating conditions, and even energy efficiency. One certification, Dark Sky Friendly, determines if outdoor lights can provide light without contributing to light pollution.   What...
Thinking of going green but not sure where to start? Don’t worry. Changing to a greener lifestyle doesn’t need to involve big changes right away. You can start off small by switching to environmentally friendly cleaning products! Eco-friendly cleaning...
Photo by Frederico Respini Electricity is primarily generated using fossil fuels. This produces high amounts of greenhouse gases that negatively impact the environment. The United States Environmental Protection Agency stated that in 2018, 26.9% of the...
Does your yard or patio look a little dim? When thinking of new outdoor lighting ideas, why not go green at the same time? Use solar outdoor lights to liven up your yard and go green without installing costly solar panels. Solar lighting and the benefits...
LED Lighting The first and most important step in making any warehouse space eco-friendly is to change your current metal halide and fluorescent lights with LED replacements. LED lights will use significantly less energy, last much longer, and burn...