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Your generator is the piece of machinery that provides peace of mind during weather emergencies, accidents and blackouts. It’s your generator’s job to take care of you and your loved ones, but it’s your job to take care of your generator!

Proper maintenance is key to ensuring your...Read more

Like most Americans, you rely on electricity daily, but probably don’t give much thought as to where it comes from, or how it magically appears in your home to power your various electronic devices.  However it pays to take a look, as between current global environmental concerns and the...Read more

Ever wonder how the kilowatts that power your killer HDTV arrive on-scene? Every day, homeowners nationwide take advantage of the grid’s power prowess – without giving much thought as to the complicated distribution network that is the electric grid.

Who’s on first? The...Read more

Unlike noisy and inconvenient portable generators that you have to lug out and set up in the event of an emergency or outage, standby generators offer convenient backup power that is always at-the-ready, and capable of kicking-in within seconds of power loss with little to no attention from you...Read more

Outdoor electrical outlets provide convenient power access to light your yard, operate power tools, and take advantage of entertainment devices. Failure to properly protect these outlets, however, can do more than damage your equipment. It could also be extremely dangerous to the safety of your...Read more

Power surges can be damaging to the home, and should be prevented at all cost. From thunderstorms, to intense heat and freezing temperatures, it can be difficult at times for power companies to regulate distribution. Unstable distribution will increase the opportunity for surges to occur....Read more

Now that the weather is warmer and people are spending more time outside, it’s important to make sure certain electrical components are functioning properly and you are practicing good habits around electrical items both inside and outside of the home.

Focusing on electrical safety...Read more

There are 75 electrical outlets in the average home, of various sizes, shapes, and functionalities. Are the ones are gracing your walls the right ones for the job? Here we’ll take a closer look at some of the most common types in your home, including what they have to offer, as well as new home...Read more

Knowing which areas of your home are serviced by which circuit breaker is crucial in case of an emergency. You never know when you might need to shut off the power.

Labeling your electrical panel can save time and confusion. You’ll be able to confidently control any area of your home or business with just the flip of a switch. Here are some tips from Mr. Electric to make this process simple and safe!

Knowing...Read more

It can be extremely tempting to toss obsolete and broken electronics in the trash. However recycling electronics offers a far better alternative, removing “e-waste” from your home, and preventing heavy...Read more