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On the Go: HVAC for Your RV or Trailer
On the Go: HVAC for Your RV or Trailer
Posted by Emily Klump on July 13, 2021
Why camp in hot, sweaty tents when you can camp in a stylish RV or trailer? Of course, it’s hard to enjoy your camping experience without a proper HVAC system. You might as well go back to the tent! In this guide, we explain the type of vehicles used for camping and how to best heat and cool them. RVs vs. Trailers Many people use these words interchangeably, but RVs and trailers differ in their build. An RV, or Recreational Vehicle, includes a space for living, kitchen, and bedroom. Is an RV...
Updated 2020 NEC Code Regulations by State
Updated 2020 NEC Code Regulations by State
Posted by avery_dietzen on July 8, 2021
The National Fire Protection Agency publishes official updates to the National Electrical Code (NEC) every three years. As of June 1, 2021, eleven states enacted the 2020 NEC. Eleven more states have begun the process to update their current version of the NEC to the 2020 NEC. Check to see which version of the NEC code your state follows! *Please note: The NFPA Standards Council issued the 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code on August 5, 2019. It’s effective date, when it became...
Bump, Set, Spike With Volleyball Court Lighting!
Bump, Set, Spike With Volleyball Court Lighting!
Posted by Emily Klump on July 1, 2021
Everyone loves a good game of volleyball, but no one wants to lose a point because they couldn’t see the ball. Adequate lighting on the court ensures that players, audiences, referees, and cameras see the ball, making the game enjoyable for everyone. When deciding which type of light best fits your court, follow the regulations set by the local association. We at HomElectrical put together this guide to help you choose the perfect lighting to illuminate every bump, set, and spike! Definitions...
Make Your Parking Garage Safer with LED Lighting!
Make Your Parking Garage Safer with LED Lighting!
Posted by Emily Klump on June 10, 2021
Parking garages provide convenient parking and protect cars from the elements. Unfortunately, dimly lit parking lots attract crime, which can deter customers away from your businesses, especially at night. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics,10% of crime occurs in parking lots and parking garages. However, LED lights in a parking garage can reduce nighttime crime by up to 39%. A well-lit parking garage gives your business a good impression and invites customers in. Whether you want...
HVAC for Your Sunroom: What are the Options?
HVAC for Your Sunroom: What are the Options?
Posted by Emily Klump on May 25, 2021
Add a patio sunroom to your house, and you can enjoy the outdoors without having to go outside! A sunroom allows you to avoid the less desirable parts of nature, such as bugs and extreme temperature. Before you soak in the sun’s rays from the comfort of your home, you need to find the best way to heat or cool your sunroom. The sunroom functions more like an enclosed patio than a regular room in your home, so the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system in this room does not need to...
What is an Outdoor Condenser?
What is an Outdoor Condenser?
Posted by avery_dietzen on April 27, 2021
Air conditioning systems involve an intricate system to cool your home. Outdoor condensers make up the first part of this system. Outdoor condensers usually work in a two-part air-conditioning system, which includes mini-splits and central air conditioning. The outdoor condenser works along with an indoor component, like an air handler, to adjust the temperature in your home. The indoor unit extracts heat from the air, transferring that heat to the outdoor unit. The outdoor unit disposes of...
A Simple Guide to Ceiling Fans and Wall Fans
A Simple Guide to Ceiling Fans and Wall Fans
Posted by mark_watola on April 20, 2021
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, options to beat the heat include ceiling fans and wall fans. Why use a ceiling fan when I have air conditioning? Fans circulate air within a space but do not alter room temperature. While we can’t always have a nice breeze going through the...
What is an Air Handler?
What is an Air Handler?
Posted by avery_dietzen on April 13, 2021
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, which, depending on the type of system you use, may help warm or cool your home. Can an air handler work on its own? Air handlers typically do not work on their own. Most air handlers require an outdoor unit, like a condenser unit or heat pump, to keep your home comfortable. A condenser helps...
Introducing the USI Electric AMI Series
Introducing the USI Electric AMI Series
Posted by mark_watola on March 11, 2021
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 Detection Technology. This feature combines the benefits of photoelectric and ionization detection, capable of sensing fast or slow burning fires. USI’s Sensing Plus Multi-Criteria Detection Technology does more than identify and analyze different...
USI Electric Product Overview
USI Electric Product Overview
Posted by mark_watola on February 25, 2021
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 and peace of mind. USI offers different detectors to alert you when carbon monoxide, fires, or natural gases pose a threat to your safety. We’ll share some common USI detector models and their features.   Ionization Smoke and Fire...

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