Mr. Electric Blog

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

A dimmer switch can make any light fixture in the home versatile by creating a different ambience in the room. Learn how to install one from Mr. Electric.

Are there certain lights in or outside of your home that when turned on, cause you to cower and cover your eyes? A dimmer switch can make such lighting more versatile, creating a more comfortable home environment for you and your family by allowing you to fine-tune ‘the ambiance’ to your liking...Read more

Looking for some creative lighting ideas for your home? Take a look at these unique ideas from Mr. Electric, and brighten up your kitchen, living room or outdoor space.

Bored with “blah” lighting? You don’t have to be Leonardo da Vinci to give your lighting a little creative kick. These unique, DIY lighting ideas are sure to brighten up any indoor or outdoor space…

Creative Home Lighting Ideas

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Don’t blow the circuit breaker or the in-line fuses. Learn how many strands of Christmas lights you can safely string together, with help from Mr. Electric.

At Mr. Electric, one of the most common holiday questions we get from concerned homeowners is, “How many lights can I string together?” Hoping for an easy rule-of-thumb, it’s easy to become frustrated by the answer, “It depends.” Considering the vast differences in power consumption between LED...Read more

String lights are a fun way to provide temporary lighting for events. Edison bulb string lights offer great mood lighting, but is the extra cost worth it? Learn more from Mr. Electric.

Boasting an antique look and feel, Edison bulbs are becoming increasingly popular. Now available in string light varieties, these bulbs can be a great way to set the stage for events, or the perfect lighting and decorative accoutrement for settings in and around the home. However, these bulbs...Read more

Track lights are flexible and great-looking lighting options for homeowners. Learn how to update your home with track lights, from Mr. Electric.

Popular in the 80s and 90s, track lighting, like biking shorts, is making a comeback. Offering flexibility in size and positioning, and now in contemporary new designs, shapes, and finishes, today’s track lighting is far superior to its predecessors…

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Curious about how best to prepare for your new electric car? Mr. Electric can give you some ideas about charging your electric car at home. Learn more.

Can you charge an electric car at home without special equipment additions? Electric vehicle (EV) newbies get a lot of terminology thrown at them: How slow/fast EVs can charge, how cheap/expensive it can be to charge, and how simple/complicated EV charging setups can be. While it’s not rocket...Read more

Zero emissions and no fuel costs sound like a dream. But for some it’s too good to be true. You’ll find the pros and cons of electric vehicles from...here, from Mr. Electric.

Thanks to zero emissions and no fuel costs, 2017 saw a record number of electric vehicle sales, with this year’s sales expected to surpass those numbers as more American buyers seek the dream of a vehicle that doesn’t strain their pocketbook at the pump. But does the reality of an all-electric...Read more