Fire Prevention Week 2022 – The Importance of Having a Fire Safety Plan 

September 28, 2022

National Fire Prevention Week 2022 is the week of October 9-15! Since 1922, the National Fire Prevention Agency has celebrated this special week.  For the one-hundredth anniversary of National Fire Prevention Week, the 2022 NFPA slogan is, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape,” to remind you about the simple but important things you can do…

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How to Know If I Need an Electrical Panel Replacement

August 26, 2022

Knowing if it is time for an electrical panel replacement is not as easy as it seems, but there can be a few indicators that it might be time to check it out. But first, let’s cover the basics of electrical panels. An electrical panel, also known as a circuit breaker box or an electrical…

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Why is my GFCI outlet not working?

July 21, 2022

Ground fault circuit interrupters, or GFCIs, can cut power to the entire outlet in certain circumstances. They are most often in locations like hallways, bedrooms, and kitchens. GFCIs monitor the level of electricity traveling through a circuit. If too much power comes through, the GFCI shuts the circuit off. They are designed to respond to…

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All About Your Home’s Circuit Breaker Panel

June 27, 2022

A circuit breaker box panel is a box that holds all of your home’s electrical breaker switches.  You know, that magical plot device that heroes in movies need to get to escape trouble or break into an impenetrable fortress?  From Samuel L. Jackson’s famous “Hold onto your Butts” line in Jurassic Park to cutting power…

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Outdoor House Lights Guide: 6 Points to Consider

May 24, 2022

Outdoor house lights are a great way to make your home more aesthetically pleasing. You can use outdoor house lights to illuminate walkways. You could also use them in your backyard for events or make them motion-detectable for safety purposes. Outdoor house lights come in many unique styles. From string lights to motion detection to…

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Electrical Safety for Kids: National Electrical Safety Month

April 22, 2022

How to Teach Your Kids About Electrical Safety It’s May. The weather is warming up. The school year is ending. And kids are going to be home much longer than usual. For a parent, it’s great to have your kids back for the summer. But this time can present some hazards for your little ones,…

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9 Tips to Save Money on Your Electric Bill in Houston

February 21, 2022

If you are looking for ways to save money on your electric bill, we got you covered. Nothing eats into your budget quite like a hefty electric bill. However, your electric bill is the easiest utility to save on! Here at Mister Sparky Houston, we’ve identified some key methods you can use to save money…

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Types of Electric Car Chargers in Houston

January 10, 2022

Electrical vehicles (EVs) are emerging as the preferred option by customers, and consequently, more car manufacturers are producing electric vehicles. You might have heard people compliment EVs for their untroubled, quiet, and convenient lack of unnecessary fueling stops. More and more gas stations are choosing to provide electric charging for EV owners. Just around Houston, …

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Whole-Home Surge Protection – National Electrical Code 2022 (Houston)

December 15, 2021

Almost everyone has faced the problem of electrical shocks through home appliances at one time or another. New electronic devices are hitting the market every passing day, which means that standard circuits may not handle all this electricity. For example, suppose there were five computers and six lamps in a room. In that case, it…

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What to Know About Lighting Installations

November 12, 2021

Whether it’s natural or accent, good Lighting Installations can completely change the feeling of your home. Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite tips for lighting in your home to create an ambiance day and night. Contents Home Lighting Installations Hire a Professional to do Your Installations How Much Does Lighting Installation Cost? Types of…

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