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Your home requires electricity to keep your lights on and your appliances running smoothly. We often take this utility for granted, as it runs silently through our walls. Although without some maintenance you may find...Read more

Gearing up for a day of home electrical troubleshooting? Slow down there cowboy, some electrical issues require expert attention. Though some common electrical issues are simply the result of bad habits, others are deeper issues in need of professional repair and troubleshooting. Which projects...Read more

What do circuit breakers do, and how do they prevent electrical fires? Learn more about these important electrical safety devices from Mr. Electric.

An essential safety feature in your home, circuit breakers circumnavigate electrical injuries and fires. What does a circuit breaker do? A mystery to most, these electrically-powered marvels detect and stop excess current in its tracks. They typically trip when there is an overloaded or short...Read more

Much like the rock band, AC and DC power have a long an interesting history. Like DVD and Blue Ray (or VHS and Betamax for the older ilk), the two have long been embroiled in a battle for supremacy. Due to their ability to provide power in different ways, however, the two appear to be more...Read more

2018 is rapidly approaching - what’s on your New Year's Resolution list? In addition to all those ‘health and wellness’ resolutions surrounding exercise, diet and weight loss, how about adding a little electrical health and wellness to your vows?

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They blend in to the scenery so well you hardly know they are there. What are they? Utility poles. Do you know the possible dangers when it comes to utility poles? Check out our guide to understanding the dangers when it comes to utility poles. 

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It's cold outside which means many people will be bringing out the electric blanket for added warmth. Though they are great at keeping you warm at night, it is important to remember they are electric. It's safety first when it comes to electricity of any kind. Follow these steps to stay safe...Read more

Snow and ice storms that result in electricity loss are often par for the course of the winter season. Is your generator up to the task? Far from a stow-and-go appliance, generators should be properly maintained and carefully inspected prior to use during a winter outage.

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Are you overlooking outdoor electrical safety in your rush to check holiday lighting projects off your list? Unlike the controlled indoor environment of your home, outdoor outlets and wiring undergo a lot of stress, from power hungry lawn equipment to weather extremes that indoor outlets do not...Read more

It seems every time we read or watch the news, yet another natural disaster has struck the U.S., ranging from floods and fires to superstorms. It goes without saying backup generators have become quite popular as a result, providing power until officials and aid organization can restore effected...Read more