Mr. Electric Blog

Ever wonder what is the speed of electricity? We know it’s fast, but are we talking Superman-fast or speed-of-light fast? Electricity is a fascinating topic for young and old alike.

Mr. Electric® is here to give you the answers to this popular question about electricity, along...Read more

When the simple task of plugging your cell phone charger or hair dryer into the wall leaves you scratching your head and wondering why your electrical outlet is not working, you may find yourself ready to take action. In some cases, it’s not a bad idea to take a few safe troubleshooting steps to...Read more

Protecting Your Home with Smart Home Technology

Are you still using traditional locks, doorbells, and lights? It may be time to upgrade to smart home technology to ensure your home is safe and secure. Upgrading your home technology is also an environmentally conscious decision that can...Read more

Will an Invisible Dog Fence Raise Your Electric Bill?

An invisible fence is a cost-effective and safe option for your pup, but what does it do to your monthly electric bill? Our short answer is that you may notice a small difference, however there are additional...Read more

Are Your Lights Out but Your Circuit Breaker Isn’t Tripped?

When a light in your home goes out, most of the time we have an idea of how to remedy the situation: double check the switch, take a look at the bulb, assess the breaker.

This time, you notice...Read more

How to Fix Loose Outlets

Loose electrical outlets are annoying and can also severely impact the safety of your home. Check out these tips to learn how to fix your loose outlets, and how to know when it’s time to call in a licensed electrician...Read more

Summer heat can be brutal, especially if you don’t have any sort of air conditioning in your home. Installing a central air conditioning unit is quite the undertaking and can be expensive, so many homeowners opt for window AC units instead. But do window AC units use a lot of electricity? Well,...Read more

We all remember the story we were told in school as kids. Ben Franklin strapped a key to his kite and stood out in the rain waiting for lightning to strike. Though the details are foggy and this story is based on truth, Ben Franklin was not the first to do this type of experiment, and he may not...Read more

How Do You Put Out an Electrical Fire?

Taking precautions such as system upgrades is a smart way to lower your risk of electrical fires. However, it's important to know best practices should you ever be faced with one...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