Electric Panel

The main electric panel, also known as a breaker box, is the source of distribution for your home's electric power circuits. Electric panels are the foundation of your home's electrical system, generating electricity for the entire building to supply energy for any item from refrigerators to televisions. Electric panel complications can result from corrosion, improper installation, and missing or poor quality breaker box parts. For homeowners, a faulty breaker box or electric panel can mean no electricity in certain circuits...

DIY Electrical Mistakes

Many homeowners like to go DIY when it comes to smaller projects around their homes. But when you’re not using a professional, it’s easy to overlook little mistakes. And with electricity, little mistakes can be dangerous, even deadly. We’ve listed five of the most common home electrical mistakes and how to avoid them. Making Connections Outside Electrical Boxes This is the first DIY mistake, you always want to avoid connecting wires outside of electrical boxes. Junction boxes protect the connections...

How To Avoid A House Fire In Your Home

Today we launch the first in a new series designed to help you prevent common electrical catastrophes, with tips and advice to better protect you and your family from a house fire. In the first of the series, we look at the best ways to avoid the worst of electrical disasters: the house fire.   The Overloaded Outlet Electrical outlets are a necessity in our everyday lives, and it is not uncommon to plug multiple appliances into one along our...

Mister Sparky’s Energy Saving Tips

July in Texas means burgers on the grill, fireworks at night, and flip-flops at the pool. But it also means sky-high electric bills. The good news is it doesn’t have too. With a few simple, convenient household changes, you can see big savings on your monthly energy bills. Open Every Vent Some homeowners believe that closing vents can reduce energy consumption by preventing the need to cool or heat a particular room. This is a myth. Closing vents will actually...

Find The Best Electrician Near Me!

If you are having electrical issues in your home, one of the first questions you might ask yourself is "How do I find an electrician near me?" Choosing an electrician might not be such a complicated task after all, once you know what to look for when making your choice. Read on to learn about some of the most important factors you should consider when choosing an electrician. Price Many people in need of an electrician are on a budget....

When Should I Change Old Electrical Wiring

It is time to think about replacing old electrical wiring in the home if your house is 40 or more years old. Even though your appliances and devices seem to work without any apparent issues, exposed wires or frayed insulation materials warrant an immanent inspection. The certified electricians at Mister Sparky Electrician Houston will check to make sure your wiring meets or exceeds current local and/or national codes. Mister Sparky Electrician’s perform a safety inspection with every electrical service call....

Finding The Right Electrician Near You

View all of our Blog Posts On Time Guarantee We're Here Whenever You Need Us "We're on time you'll see or your electrical repair is free". We back our superior electrical service with not only integrity, transparency, and dependability, but also our On Time Guarantee. We understand your time is valuable which is why we guarantee we will be there when you call. When you need expert electrician services in Houston or surrounding areas, just give us a call at...

Houston Electrician Tips Preparing Your Home For Vacation

Before you leave for your vacation, make sure your home is properly prepared for your absence and make your vacation worry-free. Check your appliances, lights, etc. around your home with Mister Sparky's vacation checklist: View all of our Blog Posts On Time Guarantee We're Here Whenever You Need Us "We're on time you'll see or your electrical repair is free". We back our superior electrical service with not only integrity, transparency, and dependability, but also our On Time Guarantee. We...

Protecting Your Family from Electrical Hazards in the Home

Electricity provides us with light, warmth and music. It allows us to access our favorite television shows and websites. These days, many of us even read on a device powered by electricity. It's a fundamental part of modern life, but when something goes wrong, the electrical hazards can be deadly. Electrical Fires: How Often Do They Occur? According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 500 people are killed in house electrical fires each year, and a frightening 51,000 electrical...

Creative Lighting Ideas for Mother’s Day Gifts

Finding unique Mother’s Day gift ideas can sometimes be a challenge. We have some practical, yet very unique gift ideas to share with you. Let’s face it, mom spends a lot of time at home. There’s no better way to show her how much you care than creative home-lighting ideas this Mother’s Day. Here are some great creative lighting ideas you might not have thought of as gifts for mom. If your mom loves to read books, a wall light...