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How to Safely Install Halloween Decorations
How to Safely Install Halloween Decorations
Posted by Tenesha Curtis on October 11, 2019
  How to Safely Install Halloween Decorations    Halloween is a time to frighten guests at home or clients at work. But it’s important to make sure you do so in a fun, safe manner. Here are a few things to consider while setting up your Halloween decorations to avoid damage to your property and loved ones.         Use Outdoor Lights Outdoors         ...
How to Replace an Analog Thermostat
Posted by Tyler Karstensen on May 14, 2019
Step 1: Carefully Select New Thermostat. Before installing a new thermostat, you should check your home's compatibility. Homes are wired in two ways, line voltage and low voltage, and you will need to purchase a thermostat that will work with your specific heating and cooling system. Check out our blog Line Voltage vs Low Voltage for a more detailed comparison. If you are unsure about the kind of thermostat connection your home has, contact HomElectrical at 1-888-616-3532 and we will be...
5 Ways to Modernize Your Home with Recessed Lighting
5 Ways to Modernize Your Home with Recessed Lighting
Posted by Taylor Bickham on March 14, 2019
The lighting in your home can either make or break your decor. Recessed lighting is an awesome way to remedy decorative lighting issues that can come with furnishing your new home. Light fixtures that are installed into a ceiling hollow opening are considered recessed. Recessed lighting products were initially developed in the late 1940s and commonly used in older townhomes. Now, the fixtures are often utilized in modern spaces. The ideal contemporary space usually includes spaciousness, tons...
Tennis Court Lighting: How to Assess your Current Lighting Design
Tennis Court Lighting: How to Assess your Current Lighting Design
Posted by Shakir Williams on July 9, 2018
How to Assess your Tennis Court Lighting System? Achieve greater lighting levels by using lower wattage LED bulbs. If you’re looking to upgrade your court’s existing lighting system, it is important to understand how your current lighting design measures up to American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) standards. Ideal tennis court lighting needs uniform light that is evenly distributed among various points on the court. For different levels of play, the standard of lighting is determined by...
How to Make a Safe Wire Connection
How to Make a Safe Wire Connection
Posted by Will Owen on April 19, 2018
A good day for an electrician is not ending up like smoldering and shaking like one of those cartoon characters who touched a live wire. To make sure this never happens to you, take note of some precautions and electrical safety tips for when you are installing a wire connector.                            Tip #1: Shut Off the Power The first thing that you want to do before you begin making a wire connection is to make...
Benefits of Wago Compact Splicing Wire Connectors
Benefits of Wago Compact Splicing Wire Connectors
Posted by Will Owen on April 5, 2018
Benefits of Wago Compact Splicing Wire Connectors For any commercial or domestic applications, there are always risks when it comes to wiring. It’s just like our parents used to say when we would touch something on the floor: “You don’t know where that’s been!” The same can be said about the wiring. You may know how old the house is, but you probably won’t know who has been messing with what wires. ‘What he can do I can do better, right?’ The one thing that we can say for sure is that, with...
How to Repair a Broken Connection with Wire Lugs
How to Repair a Broken Connection with Wire Lugs
Posted by Will Owen on February 15, 2018
Repairing a Damaged Electrical Wire Connection Did you know that wires are one of the most easily damaged pieces of equipment that you can use? They can be pinched, frayed, or broken. Too much pressure or bending in a sharp direction can cause it to stop working. This can happen more than you think with power tools, lighting, and more. But instead of having you buy new wires, in this blog, we are going to show you ways in which you can restore a broken connection with a wire lug or wire...
Installing a New Dimmer Switch
Installing a New Dimmer Switch
Posted by Will Owen on November 14, 2017
Dimmers are becoming more essential for every home. The main reason for this is that they are much more flexible when it comes to what type of lighting or ambience you are wanting. Because of their ability to dim, which requires less wattage, they can ultimately save you more money by using less electricity, requiring less maintenance, and lowering your utility bill. So how do I go about installing my new dimmer? *Note* If you are uncertain about anything during this process you should call a...
13 Days of Halloween: DIY LED Lanterns
13 Days of Halloween: DIY LED Lanterns
Posted by Shakir Williams on October 31, 2017
Today marks the last day in our 13 days of Halloween series, and do we have a treat for you! These DIY jack-o-lanterns can turn your trash into treasure in a few simple steps. Our team worked very hard putting these together, so without further ado, let’s get started! What you will need: Let’s Get Started! Clean It! Clean out all the juice, or bleach, or milk from the containers you wish to use. Get Creative! Design your Jack-O-Lantern however you like. Using the sharpie,...
Retrofit Post Light to LED
Retrofit Post Light to LED
Posted by falyn_eaden on May 5, 2017
Retrofit Post Light to LED Retrofitting your current post light fixtures is a great way to reduce your maintenance and energy cost. Metal halides and other high-pressure sodium fixtures offer light that we are used to but the cost of operation just isn’t economically friendly. So, why settle? Retrofitting your post light fixtures to LEDs offer you the best of both worlds. Same color. Same lumens. Better efficiency. Better economically. So...

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