What is Indoor Air Quality?
What is Indoor Air Quality?

Posted by avery_dietzen on 07/22/2021

The quality of the air in your home or office may affect you more than you know. Luckily, making changes for cleaner indoor air doesn't have to be expensive....

How Dimmer Switches Save Energy
How Dimmer Switches Save Energy

Posted by avery_dietzen on 07/15/2021

Dimmer switches can help you save energy by using less electricity. Modern dimmers can also have a few more benefits depending on the type of light bulb you use. See how dimmer switches can help you!...

Are LED lights bad for your eyes?
Are LED lights bad for your eyes?

Posted by mark_watola on 04/28/2021

LED lights give off blue light that, when overexposed, can cause damage to your eyes. Blue light damage to eyes can include eyestrain and retina damage. Prolonged exposure to blue light can cause trouble focusing, eye discomfort, and even vision loss. But LEDs aren’t all bad! Utilize blue light during the day to improve performance and reduce exposure at night and use warmer color temperatures. See how LED lights can affect your eyes....

Keep Allergies in Check with Your HVAC System
Keep Allergies in Check with Your HVAC System

Posted by mark_watola on 04/06/2021

Help relieve your allergies using your HVAC system. Replace filters, clean your HVAC system, and regularly maintain it to help with seasonal allergies. In addition, you can remove airborne particles, control humidity, and eliminate and prevent pests. See how you can help reduce your allergies symptoms with your HVAC system!...

Preparing Your AC Unit for Summer
Preparing Your AC Unit for Summer

Posted by avery_dietzen on 03/18/2021

Beat the heat by preparing your AC unit ahead of time! By preparing ahead, you can make sure your air conditioning unit works by the time you need to use it. With a few simple tips, like checking your thermostat and replacing filters, you can have your air conditioning ready in no time....

Gas vs. Electric Furnaces
Gas vs. Electric Furnaces

Posted by avery_dietzen on 03/04/2021

When choosing a new furnace, it’s important to know your options. Natural gas, propane, and electric furnaces all offer different benefits. Find the one that works best for your home....

Spring Cleaning Tips
Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted by avery_dietzen on 02/09/2021

As you begin your spring-cleaning adventure, don’t forget about HVAC equipment and light fixtures! Change filters, check light bulbs, dust your fixtures, and much more. This can keep help keep your HVAC equipment and light fixtures running efficiently....

Keep Cool with Dehumidifiers
Keep Cool with Dehumidifiers

Posted by mark_watola on 02/02/2021

Did you know a dehumidifier can help your home feel cooler? Dehumidifiers collect moisture from the air to help maintain humidity levels. This removes excess moisture and prevents mold and mildew growth....

Using Humidifiers to Improve Heating at Home
Using Humidifiers to Improve Heating at Home

Posted by mark_watola on 01/25/2021

Humidifiers can make a room feel warmer and help you save on energy bills. Because it feels warmer, you can keep your heat lower than normal, which saves energy! Keep your home comfortable with a humidifier....

Debunking Mask Myths Part 2
Debunking Mask Myths Part 2

Posted by mark_watola on 12/28/2020

Many myths exist regarding face masks. These myths may prevent some people from wearing masks. We discuss certain mask myths and see which masks offer better protection....

Stay Warm and Safe: Portable Space Heater Safety
Stay Warm and Safe: Portable Space Heater Safety

Posted by mark_watola on 12/01/2020

Space heaters can keep you warm during the cold months as long as you use them safely. Use a portable heater correctly to prevent fires and fire related injuries. Stay safe following a few dos and don’ts....

What You Need to Know About Heaters and Thermostats: Line Voltage or Low Voltage Thermostats
What You Need to Know About Heaters and Thermostats: Line Voltage or Low Voltage Thermostats

Posted by mark_watola on 11/30/2020

Commonly, homes run off line voltage but some require low voltage thermostats. Wall, baseboard, and ceiling heaters typically use line voltage. Furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners may require low voltage. Relays and transformers may safely connect different voltages. Check out this guide to find out more about line and low voltage thermostats....

What is an LED Light Module?
What is an LED Light Module?

Posted by avery_dietzen on 11/27/2020

LED light modules consist of one or more light emitting diode. While originally used from channel lettering, they've now progressed to include more styles of LED light module. See how LED modules work and what their uses can be!...

COVID-19 Vaccine: What Does This Mean for You?
COVID-19 Vaccine: What Does This Mean for You?

Posted by mark_watola on 11/25/2020

Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna announced COVID-19 vaccines with 95 percent effectiveness. The three types of vaccines in development for COVID-19 include mRNA, Protein Subunit, and Vector. See how each type works and what this vaccine means for the public....

Christmas Safety Tips: Christmas Trees
Christmas Safety Tips: Christmas Trees

Posted by mark_watola on 11/23/2020

Christmas trees, both real and fake, offer benefits and downsides. For a real tree, ensure the needs remain fresh and make sure to water it daily. Just like a real tree, keep an artificial tree away from fire, candles, heaters, and vents. Make sure your tree is UL or ETL listed and don’t overload the tree’s sockets. Find more tips to enjoy your tree and stay safe!...

What You Need to Know About Heaters and Thermostats: Installation and Wiring Configuration
What You Need to Know About Heaters and Thermostats: Installation and Wiring Configuration

Posted by mark_watola on 11/17/2020

Install thermostats in a central location away from vents and windows. If you use a low voltage thermostat, you may need relays or transformers. This guide can you tips about installation and wiring configuration for heaters and thermostats....

What You Need to Know about Heaters and Thermostats: Relays and Transformers
What You Need to Know about Heaters and Thermostats: Relays and Transformers

Posted by mark_watola on 11/16/2020

Relays and transformers make it possible to connect a low voltage thermostat and a line voltage heater. Relays open and close the circuit when signaled by a power switch or device. Find out more about relays and transformers with this quick guide!...

What You Need to Know About Heaters and Thermostats: Wattage
What You Need to Know About Heaters and Thermostats: Wattage

Posted by mark_watola on 11/13/2020

To find a heater matching the voltage of your space, determine heater wattage. Heater wattage expresses the amount of power used in an hour. See how heater wattage differs from BTUs in this quick blog!...

What You Need to Know About Heaters and Thermostats: Voltage and Circuit Capacity
What You Need to Know About Heaters and Thermostats: Voltage and Circuit Capacity

Posted by mark_watola on 11/12/2020

Thermostats may be line or low voltage while spaces usually fit 120V or 240V. Before you purchase a heater, you want to make sure to the voltage of your space. See how voltage and circuit capacity can influence which heater or thermostat you use....

Effects of Light Color and Light
Effects of Light Color and Light

Posted by avery_dietzen on 11/05/2020

Blue light can boost productivity, mood, attention, and reaction times. However, blue light can also make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep. See how this can change your sleeping patterns and how that can effect you!...

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