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Curious about switching to an e-bike this spring? Learn about electric bike conversion kits with help from the experts at Mr. Electric.

You’ve probably seen electric bikes whisking thrill-seekers along a dirt trail or carrying tourists on a tour. They look fun but make no mistake, these bikes can be expensive. They can also be too heavy to use manually when you don’t feel like an electric-powered ride.

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Thinking of transitioning to a smart home? Mr. Electric breaks down the best and most-needed smart home devices that you need right now as the tech advances.

As technology advances, the home of the future is finally available today, all at a cost-effective price and with a relatively simple installation. With smart home technology becoming increasingly refined and effective for almost any household, now is the time to look at the best smart home...Read more

What causes a circuit breaker to trip? How do you fix it? Mr. Electric walks you through the steps that will help get your lights back on.

A common situation is dealing with a tripped circuit breaker (and if you haven’t upgraded from a less-reliable fuse box, give Mr. Electric® a call).

When a circuit breaker trips, it leaves a room or a whole house in the...Read more

Learn how to bring your kitchen to the next level with cooking appliances you may not have thought of, from the electric spiralizer to a rice cooker.

Cooking like a pro doesn’t require breaking the bank—or even taking a cooking class. With a few key new electric kitchen appliances, all you need is an electrical outlet and the press of a button to take your cooking to the next level. From the totally worth it sous vide to a high-powered...Read more

Want an electric fireplace? There are options. Which is right for you, the electric fireplace TV stand, or the wall-mount electric fireplace? Learn more.

The hearth is the heart of the home, but not every home has a hearth. This is where the electric fireplace comes in, providing the cozy comfort of a fireplace without requiring, you know, chimney installation. Still, they’re not for everyone.

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In addition to remodeling the home to ease aging in place, there are quite a few kitchen tools for the elderly that are useful such as electric can openers.

Homeowners generally think of “aging in place” as the completion of a series of home improvements that make their home safer and easier to manage as they get older. Beyond the addition of grab bars and new lighting, various appliances and technology can also help people age in place comfortably...Read more

Not all surge protectors are created equal. Discover the best surge protector for you and your electronics. Protect your TV, PC and more!

There’s no shortage of electronic gadgets filling up our entertainment centers and home offices, but you’re on borrowed time if they aren’t properly protected by a surge protector.

Sure, you may have your computer, printer and modem all...Read more

Want to keep up the cheer with holiday lights year-round? Invest in solar lights to illuminate your pathways for a practical use or just because they look nice.

Not everyone wants to take down their holiday lights after the new year, especially since brightening up the dark of winter and early spring can bring a reprieve from the short days and cold nights. When green finally breaks forth and warmer weather rolls in, will your neighbors consider it a...Read more

Energy vampires are devices that cause high electric bills even turned off, with gaming systems being a main culprit. Mr. Electric looks at the issue.

Most don’t realize how much electricity is drained by game consoles, even when they’re switched to their supposedly energy-saving “standby mode.”  As home entertainment centers move from traditional cable boxes to video game console-centric hubs for streaming, gaming and more, most don’t realize...Read more

People across the country wonder when to take down Christmas lights, but there’s no truly definitive answer. Mr. Electric tries to answer the divisive question.

For many around the world, January 5 or 6 marks the Epiphany ‒ the final day of the 12 days of Christmas and the time for all holiday decorations to come down. For others, the second week of January is a typical time for the holiday lights to be unplugged and stored away until next year....Read more