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...

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...

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...