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Solar panels on the roof of a house

Are solar panels worth the cost? It’s a question many homeowners ask as they look for ways to cut their energy bills. Mr. Electric® is here to help you weigh the pros and cons of installing solar panels for your home, including the benefits of solar panels and how to know if they are...Continue Reading

A picture of path lights on each side of a walkway surrounded by landscape

If you want expert ideas for how to install landscape lighting to maximize the beauty, safety, and value of your home, Mr. Electric® is here to help. Your local Mr. Electric is dedicated to helping you create attractive lighting features that will illuminate your home’s yard or garden...Continue Reading

White home generator installed by a grey house

Are you confident your home generator is ready to go to work if you happen to lose power? If not, you and your family may be sitting in the dark and missing out on the electricity you need following a disaster or electrical outage. Home generator maintenance tips from Mr. Electric®...Continue Reading

Best Lighting for Bathrooms

A windowless bathroom can be dull and dreary. Managing your morning routine in a dimly-lit space can make you feel apathetic and uninspired – not a great way to start your day! In fact, many...Continue Reading

Install a Hot Tub

Relaxing in a hot tub is a great way to unwind after a tough day at work. A hot tub soak soothes your mind and body, and it’s a leisurely way to reconnect with your family after a long day. Hot tubs provide many health benefits, too. Regular soaks can ease sore muscles, reduce pain from...Continue Reading

How to Choose Light Bulbs

Is your home feeling dark and drab? Many of us don’t give much thought to home lighting, but choosing the best light bulbs for your home can enhance the atmosphere, save money on your electric bills, and even increase your productivity. Knowing how to choose light bulbs that work best in a given...Continue Reading

Clean Light Fixtures

It’s spring cleaning time again!

While cleaning light fixtures may not be at the top of your to-do list, it’s one of those simple tasks that can really brighten up your home. Accumulated dust, dead bugs, and other grime cloud light bulbs, coverings and fixtures, diminishing light flow...Continue Reading

Light Switch

Snapping, crackling, and popping sounds are great if they are coming from your breakfast cereal, but not when they’re coming from your light switch. If your light switch makes crackling sounds when turned on or if you hear a loud pop from the light switch, it’s probably time to replace the...Continue Reading

Light Bulbs Keep Burning Out

As you head downstairs to do some laundry, you flip the light switch, and once again, the light bulb – the one you just installed a few weeks ago – burns out! It’s frustrating, and it’s expensive to keep replacing bulbs. Even worse, in some cases, the situation can indicate a potential...Continue Reading

Smoking Electrical Outlet

If you notice an electrical outlet smoking, it’s a serious issue that requires immediate action. Knowing how to fix a smoking outlet, or at least what to do if it happens, can keep your home and your family safe. A first step – beyond ensuring that your family is ready to evacuate – is figuring...Continue Reading