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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

Do your lights keep flickering? This could be the sign of a larger wiring issue. Mr. Electric breaks down the situation so you can solve the problem quickly.

A random flicker of the lights in your home is usually harmless, but if you find yourself asking “Why are my lights flickering?” frequently, you could have a big problem. Before calling the experts and getting an...Read more

Want to measure your electric bill and try your best to save electricity? Mr. Electric outlines exactly how much electricity your TV uses.

When it comes to your electric bill, there are plenty of hidden “energy vampires” that are adding to your consumption. Possibly without your knowledge. Some households are going so far as to install a smart energy monitor to keep track of their energy consumption. But even...Read more

Shopping for a new lawn mower? Which to get: gas or electric? The differences are minimal as technology improves, so learn more with Mr. Electric.

Technology has made so many everyday household chores more convenient. With the invention of the electric lawn mower, you can add mowing the lawn to that list. But is an electric lawn mower better than a traditional gas mower? Let’s explore.

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Have you ever had electronic equipment destroyed by a power surge? It's a terrible experience. Heed the lessons in these power surge horror stories.

No one wants to lose their precious data or an expensive TV (or appliance or gaming system) to something that’s easily preventable. A power surge may not seem like a phenomenon that doesn’t happen often enough to be top of mind, but most...Read more