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Mr. Electric Blog

When it comes to keeping energy dollars in your pocket, it’s the simple things that can really make a difference – like turning off the lights when you leave a room. Not sure if it’s worth the effort?

What Flipping a Switch Can Save You

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Solar panels are becoming increasingly popular, and with good reason. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the cost to install solar panels has dropped more than 70 percent since 2010. In the last decade, solar has experienced an average annual growth of 68 percent....Read more

Do you have two prong outlets in your home? Chances are, your home dates back to the 1960’s or earlier. While there is so much to embrace about the charm of an old home, two prong outlets are not one of them. In fact, two prong outlets are...Read more

Think about how much you use electricity on a daily basis. Whether you’re cooking dinner, browsing the web, or blow drying your hair, you rely on electricity more than you probably realize. You want to know that your appliances and outlets are functioning reliably so they work when you need them...Read more

black wiring drawing and “why is knob and wire tubing dangerous” in black letters on an orange background

Knob and tube wiring was commonly used in homes across the country from the 1880s through the 1940s. It’s so old and obsolete that many of today’s homeowners have never even heard of it. Unfortunately, because this wiring is often tucked away out of sight, the dangers of outdated knob and tube...Read more

Still scared of that big gray and black box in your utility room? It’s time to face your fear. Why should you get to know this mystery box? It receives and distributes electricity through your home, and without a little breaker panel know-how, you could end up in a dark or dangerous situation....Read more

Both state and federal building codes exist, dictating standards for the home and geared toward the health and safety of occupants. As codes are many and continuously evolving, however, most homeowners remain in the dark as to whether or not their home is ‘up to code’. The vast majority are not...Read more

Each and every one of us depends on electricity to smoothly move through our day. Our cell phones, laptops and countless other appliances run on electric power. Our need for electricity is overwhelmingly apparent and especially realized when something goes wrong – which is most likely when you...Read more

We rely on electricity to maintain nearly every aspect of our daily lives. When we use and make purchasing decisions about electronics and appliances, we’re deluged with the latest information on ‘energy efficiency,’ and best practices for minimizing electricity use and reducing power bills....Read more

It seems so simple. You get home from work, bump up the thermostat, grab a hot shower, and flip on the TV while dinner is warming in the oven. But you take for granted all these lovely conveniences rely on the electricity pumping through your home to exist. How does electricity arrive on the...Read more