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LED Lights Make and Save Money for Businesses
LED Lights Make and Save Money for Businesses
Posted by Tenesha Curtis on October 7, 2019
The lights you use matter. LED lights can help save money for your business. They let workers work better and get more work done. LEDs can even keep you out of legal trouble. Here are three ways LEDs help save and make your business money. LED Lights Save Money Many businesses use about 25,000 kWh each year on average. The average price in the United States per kWh is about 12 cents. That means many businesses spend $3,000 each year on power. LEDs use 85% less power. LEDs can save...
Do Dimmer Switches Hurt My Bulbs?
Do Dimmer Switches Hurt My Bulbs?
Posted by Tenesha Curtis on October 3, 2019
  Are dimmers switches safe to use?   Your dimmer switch isn’t evil. But your bulb and switch might not match. To make a good match, it’s helpful to know how dimmer switches work. This will help you use dimmer switches safely.    How Dimmer Switches Work Dimmer switches are either ’Leading Edge’ or ‘Trailing Edge’. Leading edge switches function in a different way than trailing edge switches.   Leading edge dimmer switches restrict...
5 Easy Winter Prep Checks for Your Heating System
5 Easy Winter Prep Checks for Your Heating System
Posted by Tenesha Curtis on September 27, 2019
  How can I prevent heating problems during winter?      There are five basic heating system checks that help keep your warm air flowing during winter.        Heating Check #1: Connections and Intake      Airflow is a critical part of the heating process in your home. Make sure that gas-powered heating components are getting the right amount of fuel. Leave all vents open. Do...
What Kind of Outdoor Security Light Do I Need?
Posted by Tyler Karstensen on May 24, 2019
Security Flood Light Features Motion Sensor Lighting Light fixtures with motion detectors turn on automatically when an object passes by. The sensors detect infrared rays, those emitted by heat, coming from moving objects and can stay on anywhere from 1-20 minutes. Motion Detecting lights are great for your security and safety. Just attach the fixture above your garage so you can see at any time of the night, they will deter criminals as well. Look into an LED security light for...
Diagnosing A Dead Thermostat
Posted by Tyler Karstensen on May 22, 2019
Bad Thermostat Symptoms The thermostat one of the most important pieces in your HVAC system.The thermostat is a device that lets you turn the heating and cooling system on and off, as well as change the specific temperature in the house. HomElectrical put together a short guide on how to tell if a thermostat is going bad.     Furnace or Air Conditioner Refuses to Start It is a bad sign if your HVAC system does not turn on at all. Go to the thermostat and change the system...
Can I Use A Smart Thermostat In My Home?
Can I Use A Smart Thermostat In My Home?
Posted by Tyler Karstensen on May 8, 2019
Before purchasing any Smart Thermostat you should be asking yourself, is my home's wiring compatible with a smart thermostat? As you may be able to tell, not all homes heating systems are wired the same. Home thermostats and HVAC systems are wired in two ways; Line voltage, and Low voltage.   Home Thermostat Types Line Voltage Line Voltage or High voltage home thermostats are typically used for baseboard heaters, electric room heaters, radiant heaters, and forced fan heaters....
What is the difference between a Line Voltage Thermostat and a Low Voltage Thermostat?
What is the difference between a Line Voltage Thermostat and a Low Voltage Thermostat?
Posted by Tyler Karstensen on May 6, 2019
HomElectrical provides our customers with increasingly energy-conscious products and practices for their homes and comercial spaces. We decided it is important for everyone to understand the difference between low voltage and line voltage thermostats before making any new thermostat purchase or installation. The market is currently shifting toward having less energy consumption and implementing greener products. In fact, according to move.org, the average American household spends around $183....
Color Temperature and CRI| Why Lighting Matters
Color Temperature and CRI| Why Lighting Matters
Posted by Taylor Bickham on March 22, 2019
Imagine waking up before sunrise, pulling yourself out of bed, and shuffling to your bathroom. After completing your daily morning routine, you pull out your underwear, socks, shirt, and pants. Each article of clothing seems to be of distinct enough color that your freshly opened eyes are able to construct an outfit that doesn't looke like a total monstrosity. Upon stepping outside of your home, you realize that the shirt you thought was blue turned out to be purple. How'd...
Best Lighting to Modernize Your Home
Best Lighting to Modernize Your Home
Posted by Taylor Bickham on March 14, 2019
Accenting your home with appealing lighting can change the entire aesthetic of your living space. Implementing simple and small lighting changes can substantially enhance the appearance, but the overall functionality of your home as well. Quick Fixes Dimmers Installing dimmers is helpful in many ways in terms of both functionality and style. Being able to modify the intensity of your lighting not only gives you options concerning your home's ambience, but can also help save money on power...
How To Extend Your Light Bulb's Lifespan
How To Extend Your Light Bulb's Lifespan
Posted by Taylor Bickham on March 14, 2019
Learning how to extend your light bulb's lifespan can enhance quite a few areas of your day-to-day life including: financially economically decoratively Take a look at these hacks to learn how to extend your bulb's lifespan. Leave Them On! Leaving your lights on can help to preserve its life. Because the bulb receives a burst of pwer every time it is turned on, leaving the bulb on lessense the amount of shock that the bulb endures. Install Dimmers! Installing dimmers...

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