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Window AC Units

Summer heat can be brutal, especially if you don’t have any sort of air conditioning in your home. Installing a central air conditioning unit is quite the undertaking and can be expensive, so many homeowners opt for window AC units instead. But do window AC units use a lot of electricity? Well,...Continue Reading

Ben Franklin

We all remember the story we were told in school as kids. Ben Franklin strapped a key to his kite and stood out in the rain waiting for lightning to strike. Though the details are foggy and this story is based on truth, Ben Franklin was not the first to do this type of experiment, and he may not...Continue Reading

Electrical Fire

How Do You Put Out an Electrical Fire?

Taking precautions such as system upgrades is a smart way to lower your risk of electrical fires. However, it's important to know best...Continue Reading

Electric Meter

Knowing how to read an electric meter could alert you to discrepancies on your electric bill and help you keep track of your monthly energy use. There are four types of electric meters: digital, electronic, smart and traditional dial meters. Use this handy guide to help learn how to read your...Continue Reading

energy saving through smart home

Becoming more aware of your energy consumption will not only save you potentially hundreds of dollars a year, but it will also lessen your impact on the environment. With more and more homeowners converting their homes with smart technology and more smart homes being built,...Continue Reading

Electrical Safety

Thousands of people across the country are injured or electrocuted in preventable home accidents every year, many of which occur during DIY electrical projects. While we would never discourage you from doing easy home electrical projects yourself, it’s crucial that you do them safely. May is...Continue Reading

Electric Car

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...Continue Reading

Electrical Safety

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...Continue Reading

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...Continue Reading

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...Continue Reading