Electrician Advice Articles

Where to Find an Electrician Near Me

August 15, 2023
Mister Sparky electrician outdoors.

We all know someone who thinks they’re a master electrician. Still, you should always hire an electrician when you need real electrical work done.

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Electrical Safety During Storm Season: Power Surge & More

July 14, 2023
Electrical storm outside in a field.

As storm season approaches, ensuring your home is well-prepared to withstand potential damage caused by severe weather conditions is crucial.

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10 Tips For Circuit Overload

June 20, 2023
Overloaded circuit with the plug catching fire.

Circuit overload is a common problem when too much current flows through a circuit, exceeding the limited amount of electricity allowed.

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Lower Electric Bill for Summer 2023

May 23, 2023

Summers are getting hotter, ACs are constantly running, and electric bills are increasing. You can get a lower electric bill this summer by running your AC and other appliances at their maximum efficiency. If you want a lower electric bill permanently, call Mister Sparky Electrician Houston to perform an energy audit and install more energy…

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24-Hour Emergency Electrician Near Me

February 6, 2023

Did you know that electrical issues are a leading cause of structure fires in the US, accounting for nearly one-third of all such incidents? Electrical emergencies, such as power outages, short circuits, and sparking outlets, can strike at any moment, making it crucial to seek help from a 24/7 emergency electrician. 24 Hour Emergency Electrician…

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Is It Time for an Electrical Panel Upgrade?

January 20, 2023

An electrical panel upgrade is an excellent project that can improve the safety and functionality of your , home. is here to cover the signs that could indicate you may need to upgrade the electrical panel, as well as the benefits of doing so and what you can expect during the upgrade process.  Whether you are a homeowner,…

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16 Tips to Winterize Your Home & Save on Electric Bill

December 14, 2022

We’re now in the early days of winter, and the cold weather becomes more noticeable with each passing day. Colder weather means it’s time to crank up the heat and keep your living space cozy, but that also means a dreadfully high electric bill. How to save on your electric bills in winter? Winterize your…

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2022 BBB Awards for Excellence: Winner of Distinction

November 21, 2022

The Better Business Bureau recognizes Mister Sparky Electrician Houston as the recipient of the 2022 Better Business Bureau Awards for Excellence: Winner of Distinction. The Better Business Bureau recognizes non-profits and businesses for their achievements and continued commitment to providing a quality workplace. Mister Sparky Electrician Houston is proud to be one of the 264…

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EV Charger Installation Near Houston

November 8, 2022

Do you own an electric vehicle? And, if you do, are you always searching for someplace to charge it? Well, with a home EV charger installation, you’d never lack car power again. With that in mind, let’s consider nine common questions about EV chargers and the EV charger installation process.  Contents What Are EV Chargers?…

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Incandescent vs LED Light Bulbs: Which is better?

October 24, 2022

Moving into a new home or apartment can be an exhausting process. Moving can take a lot out of you and your wallet. One of the simplest ways to save money is via your electric bill. Lighting is a huge part of your energy usage. Different types of lighting use various amounts of energy. The…

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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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