A Shocking Guide To GFCI Outlets

February 23, 2015

Roughly 200 people in the United States die from ground faults each year. That accounts for two-thirds of all home electrocutions. So what’s a ground fault? When electricity from a wire escapes and passes through something, or someone, it heads straight for the ground. This chain of events is oftentimes fatal, but completely preventable thanks…

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Quick Tips- Energy Conservation For Kids

February 22, 2015

“I unscrew the light bulbs in my house if I see the kids leaving the lights on in their room,” says Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Every time they leave the lights on, one more light bulb goes. And eventually within a week, they end up in a dark room… Now they don’t ever leave the lights on…

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Circuit Breakers vs. Fuses: What You Need To Know

February 20, 2015

Circuit breakers and fuses are at the apex of your home’s electrical system. Though they essentially do the same job – protecting your home from electrical overloads – it’s done in completely different ways. Your air conditioner is on full blast, every ceiling fan is spinning, the television is blaring, the oven is heating up…

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Electrical Wire Inspection: Is Your Home At Risk?

February 3, 2015

Around 18,200 home fires each year are caused by electrical wiring, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, causing 120 deaths and 530 injuries, and not to mention $450 million in property damages. Keeping your home and family from becoming a part of this statistic is our main goal at Mister Sparky with consistent electrical…

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Heated Floors: Do I Need An Electrician?

January 31, 2015

You’re planning on getting rid of your cold floors forever. Great, because in Houston, no matter the temperature outside, our floors are still cold in the mornings! Now you may be looking into different options, supplies, etc. but your biggest question is how many technicians will I need to have involved: a plumber, electrician, an HVAC…

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The Future Is Now: Home Automation

January 30, 2015

Our homes, whose sole purpose at one time was to simply protect us from the elements, are well on their way to becoming “living,” smart devices that learn our habits and adjust the environment around us accordingly. Home automation is the now, and there are an unbelievable amount of ways to tap into this technology and…

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Avoiding Electrical Fires During Winter

January 29, 2015

It’s obviously no coincidence that more electrical problems, especially electrical fires, occur during the colder, winter months. In fact, it’s estimated that over 28,000 house fires ignite in the U.S. each year because of electrical issues – with most of these occurring in December, January, and February. A majority of these sometimes-fatal catastrophes can be…

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Super Spooky Electrical Problems

October 25, 2014

Tis’ the season for ghouls and cavities! The Mister Sparky electricians never stop their interest in keeping Houston families safe from freak electrical accidents, even if that means sharing a few images of scary electrical jobs that you should never settle for! Really Frightening Rewiring Rewiring jobs, like the one posted above, show the carelessness…

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Texas-Sized Heat Brings Texas-Sized Electrical Problems

October 7, 2014

Because Texas is so large, energy consumption is well beyond any other state in the nation. As a result of electrical use being so high, there are similar problems that many residents face. Precious Lone-Star humidity If there’s one thing southeast Texans don’t miss when they’re out and about traveling, it’s the ridiculous humidity we…

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How To Test Your Smoke Alarm This Week

September 3, 2014

So we all know what smoke alarms are and that they are supposed to be inspected fairly often, but how many times have you tested your detector this year? It’s quite common to skip the monthly testing because we simply forget or some may even consider it to be a waste of time however, Mister…

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