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An overloaded circuit can cause big problems in your home. Whether it’s frying your devices, cutting power to an important area of the home, or causing a fire, an overload is something you want to avoid whenever possible.

Thankfully, there are plenty of ways that you can prevent...Continue Reading

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....Continue Reading

At Mr. Electric, one of the most common holiday questions we get from concerned homeowners is, “How many lights can I string together?” Hoping for an easy rule-of-thumb, it’s easy to become frustrated by the answer, “It depends.” Considering the vast differences in power consumption between LED...Continue Reading

There's nothing more festive than decorating your home with twinkling, colorful Christmas lights. But festivity quickly turns to annoyance when holiday lights won’t stay on. Keep reading to learn what to do if your Christmas lights fuse bulb keeps blowing.

Why Do Christmas Lights Blow...Continue Reading

It’s the universal condition: every holiday season, homeowners across the country dig boxes of holiday decorations out of their attics or basements only to discover miles of burned-out Christmas lights! When you’re...Continue Reading

Electricity is a natural phenomenon created from charged particles, static accumulation, or dynamic currents. People mistakenly lump electricity, energy, and power together, but they are three separate...Continue Reading

Flood damage is often obvious in the form of stains, damaged furniture, mold, and a musty smell. What’s less obvious is what happens to your electrical wiring after flooding. If your home has flooded, your electrical wiring will most likely need to be replaced, even if it was only temporarily,...Continue Reading

Interior lighting is an essential component of home design. In addition to providing visibility, the interior lighting in a room can have a major impact on the atmosphere of the space and the overall cohesiveness of your interior design scheme.

Optimal interior lighting can make your...Continue Reading

The standard voltage for your home’s lighting is 120v, but lower voltage lighting can save you money and works well for accent lighting or other non-primary lighting options. This diminished need for energy can also reduce your overall energy costs.

What Is Line Voltage Lighting?...Continue Reading

With building codes requiring GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets, you probably have some in your home or are looking to replace old, outdated outlets with new code-friendly GFCIs. GFCIs have added safety features compared to standard outlets because they will trip when the flow of...Continue Reading