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With electrical outlets in nearly every room of the home, and being located near the ground, there is a constant risk if you have small children. The National Fire Protection Agency, approximates 2,400 children each year suffer severe shocks and burns from inserting objects into the slots of...Read more

Even at the end of summer, extreme heat and elevated temperatures can still occur. Did you know summer weather can be a stressor on your home? Learn the ways your home is impacted by summer weather with the help from Mr. Electric. 

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Don’t fall for LED lighting myths. Mr. Electric has a handy guide to help you understand the truth behind LED lighting. Learn about how long LEDs last, costs associated with LED lighting, technology advancements, brightness and more. 

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When it comes to keeping energy dollars in your pocket, it’s the simple things that can really make a difference – like turning off the lights when you leave a room. Not sure if it’s worth the effort?

What Flipping a Switch Can Save You

Not all bulbs are...Read more

Solar panels are becoming increasingly popular, and with good reason. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the cost to install solar panels has dropped more than 70 percent since 2010. In the last decade, solar has experienced an average annual growth of 68 percent....Read more

Do you have two prong outlets in your home? Chances are, your home dates back to the 1960’s or earlier. While there is so much to embrace about the charm of an old home, two prong outlets are not one of them. In fact, two prong outlets are...Read more

Think about how much you use electricity on a daily basis. Whether you’re cooking dinner, browsing the web, or blow drying your hair, you rely on electricity more than you probably realize. You want to know that your appliances and outlets are functioning reliably so they work when you need them...Read more

Commonly used in homes across the country from as far back as the 1880s through to the 1940s, knob-and-tube (K&T) wiring is old news. So old in fact, many don’t even consider it may be lurking within the walls of their older home. Unfortunately, because wiring is tucked away in the basement...Read more

Still scared of that big gray and black box in your utility room? It’s time to face your fear. Why should you get to know this mystery box? It receives and distributes electricity through your home, and without a little breaker panel know-how, you could end up in a dark or dangerous situation....Read more

Both state and federal building codes exist, dictating standards for the home and geared toward the health and safety of occupants. As codes are many and continuously evolving, however, most homeowners remain in the dark as to whether or not their home is ‘up to code’. The vast majority are not...Read more