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What is an Outdoor Patio Heater?
Posted by Avery Dietzen on October 15, 2020
These days, the idea of wintertime is daunting, especially for restaurant and hotel owners who usually close off their outdoor seating areas in the cold weather months. Luckily, with patio heaters capable of heating up your outdoor spaces, you can keep your seating areas warm this winter so customers and guests can still enjoy being out even in when its cold outside. What is an outdoor heater? A patio heater warms up outdoor spaces like patios, balconies, or seating areas. There are three...
Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Why Are They Important?
Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Why Are They Important?
Posted by Avery Dietzen on October 15, 2020
Why Use a Carbon Monoxide Detector?  A working smoke detector is a must-have to protect your home, but just as important is a working carbon monoxide detector.  Carbon monoxide detectors are essential for at-home safety. According to the CDC, every year over 400 deaths and over 4,000 hospitalizations of Americans result from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide, or CO, has no taste or smell to give any warning. Detecting a carbon monoxide leak relies...
Why Convert Hotel Lighting to LED Light?
Why Convert Hotel Lighting to LED Light?
Posted by Mark Watola on October 15, 2020
Not many people think about the lighting when they enter a hotel. Although illumination affects guests without them even realizing, proper hospitality lighting is essential for a home-away-from home experience. The lighting design of the hotel can evoke that warm feeling of home and a sense of safety and security. Hotel maintenance managers and hoteliers can have one less thing to worry about and keep guests happy with one simple trick: retrofit with LED lights. The greatest benefit to...
Should You Switch to an Electric Heater?
Posted by Emily Klump on July 23, 2020
Advantages of Electric Heaters With the current heat waves, the cooler seasons may seem a long way off, but they will arrive before we know it. Most homes in America use gas for their heating system but should consider switching to an electric heater for the following reasons. Electric heaters don’t require pipe work, making their installation easy. In addition, electric heaters initially cost less than gas heaters. They also last about 20-30 years while gas heaters only last 10-20. They...
Gardening at HomElectrical
Gardening at HomElectrical
Posted by Maura Philis on July 22, 2020
As we transition into the later part of summer and the beginning of fall, the time comes to re-imagine our gardens. The first step, garden tools! They seem pretty simple, right? Different materials, purposes, and dimensions determine what gardening tool to buy and give us a different perspective. Here’s a breakdown of the seven common gardening tools. Garden Hoe This garden tool cultivates soil and removes weeds with a pulling, chopping, or back-and-forth motion, depending on the...
LEDVANCE at HomElectrical
LEDVANCE at HomElectrical
Posted by Maura Philis on July 17, 2020
LEDVANCE’s product line Natural Series ™ based on SYLVANIA TruWave Technology uses a high color rendering index (CRI) and Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) to closely match natural light. The Natural Series ™ achieves a high CRI (above 90) and color temperature without compromising efficiency. It delivers a full spectrum and achieves quality color rendering while providing the benefits of natural daylight. WELL Building Standard This standard is a requirement in buildings, particularly:...
Light up your patio this season!
Posted by Maura Philis on July 10, 2020
Start your changes in the driveway or walkway, right before getting to the patio. Light stakes lead the way and often highlight greenery. Light stakes lead the way and often highlight greenery. Outdoor path lights also achieve these effects. Lanterns and Globes Globe, lantern, and wall lights add personality during both day and night. Their unique designs make them beautiful for different styles of patios. Globe lights hang from the ceiling while lantern lights can be installed from the...
Top 5 Reasons To Wear a Mask
Top 5 Reasons To Wear a Mask
Posted by Emily Klump on July 7, 2020
A few months ago, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) took over the world. Everything shut down and the essential businesses that remained open required customers to wear face masks. Now we see a return to “normal,” with businesses reopening and people flocking to their favorite vacation spots. However, the virus still lurks, infecting those not taking proper precautions. We cannot return to our lives before COVID-19, but instead must move forward with caution. Here are some reasons you should...
Smart Technology at HomElectrical: Eaton's AnyPlace Switch
Posted by Maura Philis on June 24, 2020
Accessibility and interest in home automation, or smart homes, grows more and more every day. Smart technology, like thermostats and light switches, meet your need to cut down on energy consumption. Eaton’s line of Anyplace Switches offers energy savings and convenience. What are they? Eaton’s Anyplace Switch controls Z-Wave switches, dimmers, or receptacles to give you various controls. These switches include on/off, dimming and brightness levels. These smart switches activate other...
What Wall Plate Material Should I Get?
What Wall Plate Material Should I Get?
Posted by Emily Klump on June 22, 2020
You use wall plates every time you flip a light switch or plug something in, but you probably rarely think about them. Did you know that new wall plates will help make your home or commercial space healthier and safer? Older wall plates eventually crack, corrode, and collect dust, filling your space with electrical hazards. Nowadays wall plates function as more than just wire covers. A worksite with a lot of harsh chemicals and high humidity calls for a very different type of wall plate then,...

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