All About Your Home’s Circuit Breaker Panel

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 in Vegas in Ocean's Eleven, it seems the circuit breaker panel is an all-powerful tool to fix whatever problem you have. In terms of everyday...

Outdoor House Lights Guide: 6 Points to Consider

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 wide-range lamps and ground-level path lights, you can find a set of outdoor house lights for any situation. But is it good to leave outdoor...

Electrical Safety for Kids: National Electrical Safety Month

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, and that is why electrical safety for kids is so important. May is also National Electrical Safety Month in Houston and the US. Here at...

9 Tips to Save Money on Your Electric Bill in Houston

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 on your electric bill in Houston, TX, this year. Contents 9 Ceiling Fans 8 Electrical Wiring 7 Whole-House Surge Protector 6 LED Lightbulbs 5 Insulation...

Types of Electric Car Chargers in Houston

Electrical vehicles (EV’s) are emerging as the preferred option by customers, and consequently, more car manufacturers are producing electric vehicles. You might have heard people compliment EV’s 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,  there are over 1093 EV Charging stations you can access. There are also many different types of home electric car chargers available, and more will...

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

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 might overload the circuit breaker due to too much electricity consumption. You can prevent this by installing whole house surge protection - national electrical code....

What to Know About Lighting Installations

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 Lighting Installations   Home Lighting Installations Installing light fixtures is a daunting task that might be disastrous for the home if not done correctly. After...

How to Handle an Electrical Fire in Houston 

Are you dealing with an electrical fire and looking for fast and reliable emergency electricians in Houston? If there is an electrical problem that needs attention, we will be the first on the scene to fix it. So you can rest assured knowing that we'll be there as soon as possible if you need our services. Contents What Do You Do When There is an Electrical Emergency in Houston? What Would Be Considered an Electrical Emergency? How Do You Handle...

Electrical Outlet Buzzing? How to fix it in Houston

Is your electrical outlet buzzing in Houston? In addition to appreciating music from the radio or the background sounds from an intriguing movie, some buzzing sounds may be annoying. If you hear a buzzing sound on your wall, you should first understand that it's not normal. However, Houston residents report this common problem often. Most of the time, buzzing outlets are likely the result of shoddy wiring, which could lead to a short circuit in your power supply. In addition,...

Understanding Electrical Wire Colors

Avoid Electric Hazards By Understanding The Electrical Wire Colors Understanding electrical wire colors ensure the electrician's, residents', and appliances' safety every time the electrical system is under maintenance or repair. Different colors indicate the wire's purpose in the circuit. Remember that all wires may carry an electric current at certain times so, they should all be treated with the same caution. It is crucial to understand the wires that may pose the biggest threat, the hot wires. Hotwires are the...