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Ever wonder how gas, propane, diesel or natural gas make electricity? Learn more about how generators work from Mr. Electric.

Performing initial or routine generator maintenance in preparation for bad weather? No doubt you’re curious as to how these miniature electricity-generating marvels work. Learn the...Read more

A generator can help homeowners weather the storm and stay comfortable. Mr. Electric lists a few reasons why you might want to install one. Learn more!

Do I need a generator? With recent weather extremes and more frequent power outages, this is a common question pondered by homeowners. Could this seeming nicety be a necessity for today’s family? Mr. Electric knows a few reasons why you may want to consider installing a generator to ensure the...Read more

USB outlets are the perfect solution for busy families, which have the capability to keep up with modern charging needs while leaving your standard three-prong outlets free for use.

Although the average home is outfitted multiple of receptacles to power appliances, few are designed to accommodate the needs of multiple chargers—forcing homeowners to perform a daily juggling act to recharge their tablets, smartphones, and other devices. USB outlets are the perfect solution...Read more

Don’t sell your home with questionable wiring and electrical systems in place. Learn what you need to upgrade or replace before the sale, from Mr. Electric.

Considering putting off upgrading the electrical in your home because you plan to put it on the market? Hold up! It’s a bad idea to sell a home with questionable wiring and electrical systems in place. What should you replace before the sale and what can you leave to the judgement of buyers?...Read more

A fire hazard in the office is bad news. Keep you and your employees safe by inspecting your electrical system with help from Mr. Electric.

Office fire hazards are bad for business. Based on the most recent reports from the National Fire Protection Association, in the 5-year span between 2007 and 2011, there were 3,340 fires in offices nationwide. Such fires often have a devastating impact on American businesses, resulting in loss...Read more

Electric fires are a serious hazard. Keep you and your family safe by rewiring your antique home. The experts at Mr. Electric can help. Learn more today.

Should I replace old wiring? A question frequently pondered by the owners of antique and historic homes, electrical fire hazards within homes more than 50-years old present a serious risk. Rewiring antique homes should always be on the agenda, whether you plan on staying over the short or long-...Read more

Knob and tube wiring is an early method of electrical wiring used in buildings. Is it safe to keep in your antique home? Learn more from Mr. Electric.

An early method of electrical wiring, knob and tube is an outdated wiring that is unsafe for older, antique homes. What is knob and tube wiring, and just how old is it? Also called ‘open wiring,’ knob and tube was used in homes from as far back as the 1880s to the 1940s. Hidden away in the attic...Read more

Whether you’re replacing a defective outlet or upgrading to an outlet with USB plugs, learn how to do it safely with these tips from Mr. Electric.

Is your house rockin’ old outlets? There’s some amazing new outlet technology available in the aisles of your area home improvement store, as well as online. Whether you’re replacing a worn-out outlet with a run-of-the-mill replacement, or going high-tech with USB plug enabled or smart outlet...Read more

Keep the air flowing and increase circulation by installing a ceiling fan. Do it the right way with help from Mr. Electric. Learn more today!

Stylish and functional, adding a ceiling fan to any room is a great way to improve comfort year-round, keeping you cool in the summer, and circulating heated air in the winter. Installing a ceiling fan is easy with an existing ceiling light fixture or when replacing a worn fan...

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Fluorescent lights require a ballast to produce light. When this goes out, don’t throw away the light; just replace the ballast. Learn more from Mr. Electric.

Flickering, humming fluorescent lights? Before you toss your whole fluorescent fixture, consider a fluorescent light ballast upgrade. Fluorescent lights need a ballast to produce light. Replacing the ballast will return your fluorescent lights back to full operation, and the task takes just 10...Read more