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Posted by falyn_eaden on May 5, 2017
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 let’s change your post lights. But first thing is first. What...
Posted by falyn_eaden on February 20, 2017
Recessed or downlights have recently become increasingly popular mainly because of their sleek and stylish look. These lights are designed to appear as though they are a part of the ceiling rather than being attached to it. Downlights are perfect when trying to illuminate a room with particularly low ceilings because they provide plenty of light without becoming an obstacle for those taller by nature. In short, down lights are aesthetically pleasing, functional, and hidden lights. Are you...
Posted by falyn_eaden on May 4, 2016
Wago makes splicing stranded, fine stranded and solid stranded conductors for electrical installation easy with their splicing connectors. Once your wire is stripped to the appropriate length which can be found under the bottom of the connector you are good to go. The Wago 221 Series Lever-Nuts can connect solid, stranded, and flexible copper wires. The wire typically needs to be stripped 11 millimeters. But it is always important to double check on the side of your wago connector to be sure...
Posted by falyn_eaden on March 18, 2016
There are a few things that need to be done prior to cashing in on Georgia Power's Commercial Energy Efficiency Program rebate. Here is a quick step-by-step to get you on your way to the savings.   Be a Georgia Power customer Pick your improvement Visit our Georgia Power Lighting Rebate blog for improvement options. Install your new equipment (LED lighting) Register and complete the online application within 90...
Posted by falyn_eaden on March 14, 2016
You may have heard about the Energy Policy Act of 2005, also referred to as EPAct, and want to claim the tax deduction. Knowing how to do this can be confusing and overwhelming if you are not familiar with the process. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 is a great way to further benefit from becoming energy efficient. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to capitalize on these deductions. Shop LED lighting for all your energy efficient lighting needs. Here is a quick step-by-step...
Posted by Anonymous on November 4, 2015
SPOOKY PICTURE FRAME Looking for an easy and cheap way to spook your friends and family members this Halloween? Try creating a spooky picture frame! WHAT YOU WILL NEED LET'S GET STARTED! Choose A Picture Choose a picture you want to make creepy. We went with a vintage picture we found using Google. Of course you can use your own image of family, friends, or anything you want! Cut the Picture Out Simply cut the picture out to fit your picture frame. You'll also...
Posted by Anonymous on November 4, 2015
HEAD IN A JAR HALLOWEEN PRANK For Day Five of HomElectrical's 13 Days of Halloween we thought we would give you an easy and cheap, yet epic Halloween prank to pull on your friends! Try putting your head in a jar! WHAT YOU WILL NEED   LET'S GET STARTED! Strange Selfies Start by taking two photos of yourself, one portrait and one profile. Camera should be at eye level. With some quick help from almost any photo editing software, you can doctor the...
Posted by Anonymous on November 4, 2015
GHOSTLY YARD DECOR As part of our 13 Days of Halloween, we wanted to show you guys how to create awesome packing tape Halloween decorations! They are a lot of fun to make plus it makes your yard or front porch look like it is being haunted. WHAT YOU WILL NEED LET'S GET STARTED! Start with an Arm First thing first, wrap your partner’s arm with one layer of cling wrap. This will keep the tape from sticking to his or her arm and help the mannequin keep the intended shape....
Posted by Anonymous on November 4, 2015
Underfloor heating systems are rapidly becoming more and more popular in today’s modern world. Hidden beneath the tile, wood or carpet over your floors, underfloor heating systems can reach temperatures of 80°, radiating up to the living space to keep your feet warm when it’s bitter cold. But something you may not know is that there are two options when selecting an underfloor heating system. The Types of Underfloor Heating Mat system is a pre-lined mat that spans the same area of your...
Posted by Anonymous on November 4, 2015
PUMPKIN CARVING WITH POWER TOOLS Pumpkin carving is always a favorite activity for the fall, but this year HomElectrical suggests you mix it up a little bit and try pumpkin carving with power tools. It's faster, less messy, and the design comes out crisp. WHAT YOU WILL NEED LET'S GET STARTED!  Prepare Your Workstation Pumpkin carving is a messy task. We recommend that you lay down a tarp, trash bag, or something that you don't mind throwing away before you start working...

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