Mr. Electric Blog

Technology has brought us all sorts of new inventions over the last few centuries. One development that has captured the attention of our current world was first created in 1828. A Hungarian man named Anyos Jedlik inserted an electric motor he built into a small model car, which became the first...Read more

Electrical Safety for Kids

During Electrical Safety Month, we like to refresh our readers on important electrical safety tips that can be used on a practical level, and nothing is more practical than keeping kids safe. Whether you have kids of your own or kids who visit...Read more

Do your lights keep flickering? This could be the sign of a larger wiring issue. Mr. Electric breaks down the situation so you can solve the problem quickly.

A random flicker of the lights in your home is usually harmless, but if you find yourself asking “Why are my lights flickering?” frequently, you could have a big problem. Before calling the experts and getting an...Read more

Want to measure your electric bill and try your best to save electricity? Mr. Electric outlines exactly how much electricity your TV uses.

When it comes to your electric bill, there are plenty of hidden “energy vampires” that are adding to your consumption. Possibly without your knowledge. Some households are going so far as to install a smart energy monitor to keep track of their energy consumption. But even...Read more

Shopping for a new lawn mower? Which to get: gas or electric? The differences are minimal as technology improves, so learn more with Mr. Electric.

Technology has made so many everyday household chores more convenient. With the invention of the electric lawn mower, you can add mowing the lawn to that list. But is an electric lawn mower better than a traditional gas mower? Let’s explore.

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Have you ever had electronic equipment destroyed by a power surge? It's a terrible experience. Heed the lessons in these power surge horror stories.

No one wants to lose their precious data or an expensive TV (or appliance or gaming system) to something that’s easily preventable. A power surge may not seem like a phenomenon that doesn’t happen often enough to be top of mind, but most...Read more

You’re going about your day until, quite suddenly, a light bulb burns out. Learn how to change a light bulb in 14 easy steps. Watch our video tutorial today.

You’re going about your day until, quite suddenly, a light bulb burns out. The task at hand is now more difficult or simply less enjoyable in the dimly-lit world around you. Rather than endure, you have a bright idea – “Maybe I’ll change the burnt-out lightbulb with a new...Read more

Mr. Electric is here with details on the best travel gadgets that you can use to help make being on the road easier. Learn more, and travel easy.

In today’s wired world, perhaps the most important things to pack are electrical. Travel-friendly devices and appliances make communication, wayfinding, entertainment, and the comforts of home more easily accessible. Before you’re wheels-up to a faraway land, make sure you’ve got everything you...Read more

The best kitchen appliances might not be the ones you know, so Mr. Electric takes a look at what your kitchen could be with some outside-the-box thinking.

Some people dread cooking, spending as little time in the kitchen as possible by eating microwavable everything. Others love cooking and make daily cuisine their craft. Whether you enjoy cooking or not, a few small kitchen appliances can make cooking easy—and even fun!

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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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