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...

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: ...