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Preparing for College During Covid-19
Preparing for College During Covid-19
Posted by Maura Philis on August 25, 2020
Despite Coronavirus, some college campuses forge ahead with move-in day and in-class instruction. Whether you’re eagerly packing for college or watching your child pack, this list outlines college essentials for this unprecedented time. Reading lampA desk light provides a discreet and respectful light if you share a room or live by yourself. HomElectrical offers desk lamps, task lighting and work lamps for your needs. In their study, it found that frequent testing of students...
Do Masks Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus?
Do Masks Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus?
Posted by Maura Philis on August 21, 2020
Some do. Some do not! Since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak, the CDC promoted wearing effective face masks to prevent Coronavirus spread. Asymptomatic people, those who do not show symptoms, and pre-symptomatic people, those who eventually develop symptoms, can spread the virus through their respiratory droplets without knowing it. These circumstances prompted the serious recommendation for masks. A mask can stop coronavirus spread from the wearer to others but does not protect the...
How Schools Can Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus in the Case of Re-opening
Posted by Maura Philis on August 10, 2020
Just seven months ago, millions of children in the K-12 education system sat in a classroom, waiting for the bell to release them from school. No one expected the arrival of Coronavirus, a virus that cancelled graduations, isolated students, and completely transitioned them to online learning. Re-opening schools this school year lies in the hands of local and state governments and school administrators. Instructional formats such as class size and daily schedule will look different than before...
Camping with HomElectrical!
Camping with HomElectrical!
Posted by Maura Philis on July 27, 2020
We all want to find a pastime that encourages social distancing. The great outdoors serves as one of our best options! When planning a safe and organized camping trip, consider lighting, food storage and proper first aid. HomElectrical offers lighting, coolers, and other camping gear for this camping season! Flashlight/Headlamp Many of us own flashlights for household use or emergencies. Essential to camping, flashlights rival another option: headlamps. Both carry out the same purpose...
Where You Should Wear a Mask
Where You Should Wear a Mask
Posted by Emily Klump on July 13, 2020
Public spaces now look different than before the coronavirus pandemic. Barriers stand between booths at restaurants and arrows drawn on the floors of grocery store aisles dictate where you should walk. Governments and businesses increasingly require the public wear face masks. With different requirements in different areas, it may be confusing to know where you must wear your mask. Here is a list of things to consider when deciding where to wear a mask. State Requirement To combat...
What to Know About UV Disinfection
Posted by Maura Philis on July 2, 2020
Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) This method utilizes lamp technology, specifically low-pressure mercury discharge lamps. These lamps release shortwave UVC radiation at 254 nm and damage the DNA of the pathogen cell. What does this mean? Scientists understand how ultraviolet germicidal irradiation can kill bacteria and viruses through DNA destruction. The process works best in areas with mold, viruses, bacteria and other pathogens in air or water. UVGI’s popularity stems from its...
Protect Your Wiring This Hurricane Season!
Protect Your Wiring This Hurricane Season!
Posted by Emily Klump on June 25, 2020
Everyone knows storms cause power outages, and many people rely on generators during the hurricane season. However, if not used properly, a generator poses many dangers. We put together a list of precautions to take to protect your electrical wiring this hurricane season. Generator Precautions to Protect Your Wiring: Use a Generator Power Cord to connect your appliances If you want to plug a regular extension cord into a generator, you need to take very specific precautions beforehand. Make...
Cleaning and Disinfecting 101
Posted by Maura Philis on June 22, 2020
What is it? Detergents break down dirt and grease. Once broken down, dirt and grease wash away more easily. Does it kill Coronavirus? Simply put, no. After cleaning, materials and surfaces need disinfecting. Is it harmful? Not usually. Commonly found in detergents, phosphate boosts algae growth in freshwater, threatening aquatic life. Trisodium phosphate (TSP) and disodium phosphate are rarely used because of environmental reasons. Look for detergents with a low percentage of phosphate...
Save Money This Summer with HVAC Upgrades!
Posted by Emily Klump on June 11, 2020
You may be waiting until fall to grab that discount thermostat or ceiling fan, but with these rising temperatures, you shouldn’t wait until September. If you want to lower your energy bills, make changes to your air conditioning system now. Install the most energy-efficient HVAC appliances, including thermostats, fans, or mini split systems, to keep yourself cool and comfortable while also saving money. Forget the days where you pay a fortune just to feel comfortable.Before you choose your new...
A guide to reopen your business: Everything you need to know
A guide to reopen your business: Everything you need to know
Posted by Emily Klump on June 3, 2020
Do you have the essential products you need to protect your employees and customers from the SARS COV-2, or COVID-19 pandemic? You want to make sure you are completely prepared to be open so your business does not have a COVID-19 outbreak and have to cease operations.  We all want to get back to the way things were, but it is importatnt to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organizaion (WHO), as well as local public...

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