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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 tbickham_1294642 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 tbickham_1294642 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 tbickham_1294642 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...
Best Lighting For a Productive Workplace
Best Lighting For a Productive Workplace
Posted by tbickham_1294642 on March 14, 2019
  On average, people spend about 13 years and 2 months of their lives in their offices at work. Committing 8 hours per day, 5 days a week to a job can have lasint effects on the body and a worker's overall productivity, Ensuring that your workspace has the right lighting can have a substantial impact on your time at work. Too Much Light Hinders Productivity As important as it is to have an adequate amount of lighting in the office especially in spaces that computers are used for...
How Much Money Can I Save by Using Hand Dryers?
How Much Money Can I Save by Using Hand Dryers?
Posted by danielle_abram on December 26, 2018
Hand dryers have started to become more popular in commercial and industrial locations. Not only are bathroom hand dryers more practical and will help you save money, but you can also cut down the amount of waste you use! What are the benefits of using electric hand dryers instead of paper towels? Bathroom hand dryers are more economical in comparison to using paper towels. Electric hand dryers allow you to reduce waste and minimize spreading germs because many modern hand dryers are touch-...
What Is a CE Mark?
What Is a CE Mark?
Posted by mmcconnell_1238912 on December 19, 2018
Created in 1985, the CE mark, or CE certification, is a label found on electronic goods sold in the European Economic Area (EEA). However, even if you do not live in Europe, you may still notice the CE mark on items you purchase locally. HomElectrical is here to explain why you see the label and what it means for you as a consumer or manufacturer. What Does “CE” Stand For? The abbreviation “CE” stands for the French phrase Conformité Européene, which directly translates to mean "European...

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