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...

Complete Guide: Electrical Outlet Types

Electrical Outlet Types Don't Let Your Electrical Outlets Be A Headache. If your home is of an age where there are problematic electrical outlets, then it's time to investigate the different electrical outlets available before you have any replacement. The electrical outlet types typically found are the "two-pronged" outlet if you have an older property. These are outdated and could be a danger since they do not have the third or "ground" hole, and don't have the necessary grounding connection...

Common Electrical Problems

Don't Be Defeated by Common Electrical Problems. We are indeed living in interesting times. You may be among so many right now who are feeling constrained at home. Like many others, perhaps you have more persons at home all at the same time and suddenly recognize the expense is getting away from you, especially when electrical problems impact the electric bill. If those pesky home electrical problems are now presenting you with even more challenges, given the increased usage, it...

Mister Sparky is a 2020 BBB Awards for Excellence Winner

Mister Sparky Wins 2020 BBB Award For Excellence For the twelfth year in a row, Mister Sparky will be honored as a BBB Awards for Excellence Winner. Businesses must remain in good standing with the BBB and demonstrate commitment to excellence in their applications to achieve this award. Here's a look back at the BBB Heroes Project we completed in 2019, along with other BBB members. It was covered by Fox 26 report, Emily Akin, as her last segment: ...

Why is My Doorbell Not Working?

Why is My Doorbell Not Working? Some homeowners like to hear a bell choir whenever their front doorbell rings. Others want to listen to a familiar, lighthearted tune when someone is at their door. What homeowners don't like is when they push the doorbell only to hear the sound of silence. Why is the doorbell not working? Check out some common issues that can cause a doorbell to remain silent when pressing its button. The Button Won't Depress Completely One...

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  Most people don't budget for electrical repairs... And we get it!   With our NEW promotional payment options you have time to plan the unplanned.   We’ve got your back with payment options with no minimum purchase, no interest, and no payments.*   Below you'll see how the promotion works and sample pricing.     HOW THE PROMOTION WORKS     1. After assessing your electrical issue, we'll review our "No Malarkey" repair options for your home.  ✅ No...