Mr. Electric Blog

Are Your Lights Out but Your Circuit Breaker Isn’t Tripped?

When a light in your home goes out, most of the time we have an idea of how to remedy the situation: double check the switch, take a look at the bulb, assess the breaker.

This time, you notice...Read more

How to Fix Loose Outlets

Loose electrical outlets are annoying and can also severely impact the safety of your home. Check out these tips to learn how to fix your loose outlets, and how to know when it’s time to call in a licensed electrician...Read more

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,...Read more

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...Read more

How Do You Put Out an Electrical Fire?

Sometimes electrical fires happen no matter how many precautions you’ve taken or how many upgrades you’ve made to your system. Preparing for how to put out an electrical fire,...Read more

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...Read more

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,...Read more

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...Read more

Technology has brought us all sorts of new inventions over the last few centuries, but one of the most promising that is captivating the 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