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A guide to reopen your business: Everything you need to know
A guide to reopen your business: Everything you need to know
Posted by e_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...
Debunking Mask Myths
Debunking Mask Myths
Posted by e_klump on May 27, 2020
There is a lot of information going around on the Internet about masks, and not all of it is true. Masks do protect the public from the virus, but they only work if they are used correctly. Here are some common mask myths and the truth behind them: Myth #1: Masks don’t prevent you from getting sick. Wearing a mask in public is more about protecting other people from your germs than about protecting yourself from others. There is a chance you may have the virus and be asymptomatic or...
How Face Masks Protect Against COVID-19
How Face Masks Protect Against COVID-19
Posted by e_klump on May 19, 2020
With the emergence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), masks are taking over the nation and the world. But how exactly does wearing a mask help slow the spread? Mask Terminology: Micron: Short for micrometer. This is a unit of measurement equal to one millionth of a meter. Microns measure the sizes of particles that masks can filter. PPE: Stands for Personal Protective Equipment and refers to supplies worn for protection against bodily hazards. Filtering: Process of removing unwanted...
The Vampire Energy Effect
The Vampire Energy Effect
Posted by b_stevens on November 22, 2019
Chances are, there are vampires inside your home sneakily hiding in wait. They don’t take the form of the iconic Christopher Lee’s Dracula, nor do they look like the fabulously ever-pale and ever-sparkling Edward Cullen. No, they’re something much more hurtful… to your wallet, that is. They’re the “Energy Vampires,” appliances that aren’t in use that still drain energy. They’re mostly disguised as AC adapters, converting currents they can access through outlets, into low voltage DC. When an...
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....

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