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Circuit breakers can fail for multiple reasons. Most of the time it’s due to an overloaded circuit, a circuit breaker that wasn’t reset properly, or a short circuit.

When it comes down to it, circuit breakers are...Continue Reading

Your breaker box connects your home to the electricity grid and diverts the electricity flowing into your home to the different rooms and appliances you use. When the switches in the breaker box are flipped, a current of electrons runs along copper wires and energizes your...Continue Reading

The days of pumpkin flambé a la tea light are over. Newer, safer, and far more entertaining ways of lighting your precious Halloween pumpkins now exist. Ranging in price from a slight splurge to amazingly affordable, deviously deck out your pumpkin with the latest LED lighting tricks and treats...Continue Reading

Does your back porch just seem dreary or dark? Is your front entryway not as inviting as you’d like it to be? Spruce up your space with some new exterior lighting!

Updating your outside fixtures can enliven (and enlighten) your outdoor area and boost your curb appeal. Not sure where to...Continue Reading

While a wonderful addition to the family, felines can develop the habit of chewing on electrical power cords. Besides being an obnoxious quirk, it can also be dangerous to you and your pet. Any gnawed power cord can pose a shock hazard to your pets and family. So how do you get them to cease and...Continue Reading

You flip a switch and the light comes on. Easy as that, right? We all know it’s not. So how is electricity generated? Where does it come from and more important, how does electricity get into my house?

Let the knowledgeable team at Mr. Electric® shed some light on where...Continue Reading

Not long ago, CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs were considered a great revolution in home and business lighting technology. But now, with many swapping their CFLs for LEDs (light-emitting diode), it’s important that old CFL bulbs, which contain mercury – a hazardous, toxic metal – are...Continue Reading

Residential building codes require smoke detectors to be in every home. And it's a good thing that they do. Fires can begin quietly and go undetected until it is too late. To prevent this from happening, these alarms are essential for keeping your family and property safe.

Smoke...Continue Reading

Keeping things organized around the house controls clutter and makes it easy to find things when you need them. Having a system to keep everything in its place is a great way to start keeping your home organized.

One household item that gets overlooked when getting organized is spare...Continue Reading

Over the past several years, utility companies have been gradually rolling out smart electricity meters across the country. Smart energy meters are a significant technological upgrade from old analog electricity meters and offer many benefits to utility companies and their customers alike....Continue Reading