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 selecting...

Mister Sparky Wins Pinnacle Award from Houston Better Business Bureau

We are proud to announce that Mister Sparky has received the Pinnacle Award from the Houston Better Business Bureau for 2021. The Pinnacle Award is the BBB's highest honor awarded to one company from each category. Receiving this award from our 2020 application is especially meaningful, as this was one of the most challenging years for businesses.  Every business faced new decisions and weighed the trade-offs of health and economic security. At Mister Sparky, we tried many new things to operate more...

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...

What To Consider When Buying Energy Hogs

Top Energy Hogs in The Home Here’s the good news: The biggest energy hogs in your homes are not your flat screens. And it’s probably not your home theater system—unless you’re pumping out watts by the thousands. There are ways to save energy on those suckers, but why not concentrate your high-tech energy-efficiency efforts on the appliances and devices that pull the most juice from both the utilities and your wallet? Electric Cars Hot Tubs Swimming Pools On-Demand Electric Water...

What Is a Short Circuit?

Your Complete Guide To Short Circuits Any and every electrical problem that occurs in a home setting is always blamed on a short circuit. But what does that mean exactly, and how do you find it, and how can you fix it in your home? What is a short circuit? Short circuits are shortcut paths. Electrical circuits are set up to follow specific paths through which electricity should flow. Short-circuiting occurs when a shorter, alternative path presents itself, thereby having...

Why Are My Lights Flickering?

Why Do My Lights Keep Flickering? Besides Christmas tree lights and faux flame bulbs, the site of flickering lights in your home can be very frustrating. However, no need to worry because the issue may be more straightforward than you may think. Usually, the flickering pattern of your lights can help you diagnose the underlying issue. When investigating the problem, look out for patterns such as when the flickering happens, the typical duration, and frequency of occurrence. It is always...

Energy Efficiency Tips For the Summer

How to be Energy Efficient in the Summer With summer in full swing, the hot weather isn't holding back. While there are a few people lucky enough to live in colder locations, many homeowners deal with this long patch of this blistering heat for months. To help keep houses cooler and more comfortable, people rely on AC units, fans, and other equipment to drive up energy costs. Even though some people are more than willing to suffer these increased costs...

What Are The Types Of Electrical Wiring?

Types Of Electrical Wiring The general concept of electrical wiring encompasses putting up wires and lighting systems. Wiring is a technical installation that requires qualified electricians to handle. Different governments and professional bodies have come up with safety measures. These standards guide electrical installation in their regions. The rules guide and apply to all types of electrical wiring. Cleat Wiring Cleat wiring is one of the old wiring systems that have ceased to be in use. Cleats are supporting objects...