Fire Prevention: How Much Voltage Can My Circuit Handle At Home?
Fire Prevention: How Much Voltage Can My Circuit Handle At Home?

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/29/2017

When installing an electrical device, make sure you know the voltage of the product and the amount of power your circuit can handle. How many devices can connect to a circuit depends on the voltage of the circuit and current rating of the devices connected to it. See how much voltage your circuit can handle....

Fire Prevention: How Much Voltage Can My Fire Alarm Panel Handle?
Fire Prevention: How Much Voltage Can My Fire Alarm Panel Handle?

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/29/2017

Knowing how much voltage your fire alarm panel can handle can help keep your alarms working and help prevent a safety hazard. The size of your circuit is determined by a variety of factors, like the number of devices, the size of the building, and what the job requires. Find out more about the difference between a conventional panel and an addressable panel, how to find the current draw of a particular device, and more....

Fire Prevention: How to Troubleshoot Smoke Detector Issues at Home?
Fire Prevention: How to Troubleshoot Smoke Detector Issues at Home?

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/25/2017

Your smoke detector chirping could indicate a fire or smoke, but it could also indicate a low battery or dirt, dust, and debris inside causing a malfunction. If you cannot close the battery drawer, you may need to insert a battery. Find out ways to troubleshoot your smoke detector and when to determine it's time for a new one....

Fire Prevention: How to Troubleshoot Smoke Detectors in Commercial Buildings?
Fire Prevention: How to Troubleshoot Smoke Detectors in Commercial Buildings?

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/25/2017

Follow the owner’s manual instruction provided with any detection device, but, in general, you should perform a functional test of the smoke detector around the same time you maintenance elevators or windows. A fire alarm control panel uses a master box that controls all of the devices’ signals. Find out ways to test smoke detectors in commercial buildings and how often to get them serviced!...

Save Money By Switching to LED Street Lights
Save Money By Switching to LED Street Lights

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/11/2017

LED streetlights can reduce your utility bill while still providing optimal brightness. They use less wattage, and, unlike high-pressure sodium streetlights, an LED’s light output doesn’t depreciate over time. Brighter illumination can increase safety for drivers at night and can recue the amount of light pollution as well as reduce global energy use. See how LED street lights compare to fluorescent and high-pressure sodium lights....

Installing a Single or Double Pole Thermostat on a 240 Volt Baseboard Heater
Installing a Single or Double Pole Thermostat on a 240 Volt Baseboard Heater

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/09/2017

A single pole thermostat features two electrical wires and no off feature. A double pole thermostat features an off function and four electrical wires. When installing, make sure to turn off all electrical power at the circuit breaker or fuse box. We recommend contacting a professional to install your thermostat....

The Future of LED Lighting
The Future of LED Lighting

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/09/2017

LED lighting continues to rise in popularity. LED remain practical in size, shatter resistant, useful in warm and cold temperatures, and some feature dimmable functions. Versatility in LED lighting makes them far superior to traditional lighting due to their flexibility, durability, long-lasting, and energy efficiency. You may also find energy rebate programs to put money back in your pocket....

Home Owner Tax Credit FAQ's
Home Owner Tax Credit FAQ's

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/07/2017

Mobile home owners and two people living in the same home are each eligible for tax credit. Garages, barns, and other detached structures on your property as well as home improvements installed two years ago can also still qualify. Find out who qualifies for tax credits with this guide!...

How To Save Money With Tax Credits
How To Save Money With Tax Credits

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/07/2017

If you made qualifying home improvement purchases and installations between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016, you may be eligible for Tax Credits and Energy Rebates. You can earn tax credit up to 30 percent with products purchased and installed through December 31, 2016. You can earn tax credit up to 30 percent for purchases and installations made after January 1, 2017, for geothermal heat pumps, solar panels, solar water heater, small wind energy...

A Personal Guide to Savings with Energy Rebates and Tax Credits
A Personal Guide to Savings with Energy Rebates and Tax Credits

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/07/2017

See if your state offers energy rebates and tax incentives when you make qualifying purchases. If you live or work in Georgia, take advantage of energy-efficient rebates for home and businesses improvements. With energy-efficient improvements, you can save the earth and save money at the same time....

Save Money With Energy Rebates
Save Money With Energy Rebates

Posted by Shakir Williams on 08/03/2017

Energy rebate programs allow you to make energy efficient improvements. LED lighting may qualify for energy rebates, including LED warehouse lights, area lights, outdoor lighting, indoor lighting, retrofit kits, and linear replacement tubes. Consider switching to energy-efficient lighting solutions and see if you qualify for energy rebates or tax incentives....

Fall Klein Tools Facebook Giveaway
Fall Klein Tools Facebook Giveaway

Posted by falyn_eaden on 10/07/2016

For HomElectrical’s fall Klein Tools Facebook giveaway, like our Facebook page and check Facebook and Twitter for sweepstakes updates! You must be 18 years or older to enter but there is no purchase required. Please read the official rules....

HomElectrical Facebook Giveaways: Official Rules
HomElectrical Facebook Giveaways: Official Rules

Posted by falyn_eaden on 10/07/2016

One winner will be selected randomly on Facebook and tagged on HomElectrical’s Facebook Winners post. Winners must respond within five days of the post to claim their prize. No purchase necessary....

Converting Light Bulb Lifespan Hours to Years
Converting Light Bulb Lifespan Hours to Years

Posted by falyn_eaden on 09/08/2016

Talking about lifespan and lighting technology in the form of hours can get confusing. To convert lifespan hours to years, just use a simple formula to see approximately how long the bulb should last. Find out how to convert light bulb lifespan hours to years....

The Energy Policy Act of 2005
The Energy Policy Act of 2005

Posted by falyn_eaden on 03/18/2016

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 created tax deductions for energy efficient buildings in Section 179D. They give higher tax deductions for buildings that are more energy efficient. Find out what the Energy Policy Act of 2005 can help with as well as who qualifies for the EPAct!...

Georgia Power Lighting Rebate
Georgia Power Lighting Rebate

Posted by falyn_eaden on 03/10/2016

Georgia Power offers lighting rebates through their Commercial Energy Efficiency Program. By replacing inefficient lighting with LED lighting, you can reduce your energy consumption by up to 80 percent. See how you can benefit from LED lighting and get reimbursed for the installation by Georgia Power....

Gardening Tips and Life Hacks
Gardening Tips and Life Hacks

Posted by falyn_eaden on 03/04/2016

When gardening, use newspaper and cardboard to smother weeds. A mixture of vinegar, dish soap, and salt can act as a DIY weed killer. You can use coffee grounds and citrus peels as a natural insect repellant and fertilizer. Keep your garden healthy with a few gardening tips!...

Win a Leatherman Wingman Giveaway!
Win a Leatherman Wingman Giveaway!

Posted by Shannan Rivera on 11/27/2015

HomElectrical would live to give back with a Leatherman Wingman Multitool giveaway. To enter, you must be 18 years or older and a resident of the 50 states or the District of Columbia. The winner is randomly chosen. If you win, you will receive a notification through email. Submit an entry between November 30th, 2015 to December 31st, 2015 at 11:59PM ET....

HomElectrical Win a Leatherman Wingman Giveaway: Official Rules
HomElectrical Win a Leatherman Wingman Giveaway: Official Rules

Posted by Shannan Rivera on 11/27/2015

No purchase required to enter or win. The promotion takes place from November 30th, 2015 to December 31st, 2015. One winner will be selected each week of the giveaway and will receive notification through email. Winners must respond within three days of the email to claim their prize. To enter, follow the instructions provided on the giveaway site....

Creative Lighting With Colored LED Lights
Creative Lighting With Colored LED Lights

Posted by D.Lumpkin on 11/12/2015

People continue to find unique and creative ways to use LED lights. You can find enchanted ceiling lights, LED wallpaper, glow in the dark benches, and even LED light eyelashes. LEDs remain a versatile and multi-functional way to light. Find out ways to get creative with colorful LED lights!...

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