Dallas Electrician Articles

Where To Find An Electrician Near Me

August 15, 2023
Mister Sparky electrician working on an outdoor electrical repair in Dallas, TX.

We all know someone who thinks they’re a master electrician. Still, you should always hire an electrician when you need real electrical work done. But how do you find a licensed electrician?

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Electrical Safety During Storm Season: Power Surge & More

July 14, 2023
Electrical storm outside in a field.

As storm season approaches, ensuring your home is well-prepared to withstand potential damage caused by severe weather conditions is crucial. Flash floods, strong winds, and hail can cause significant property damage and endanger your family’s safety.

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10 Tips For Circuit Overload

May 4, 2023
Overloaded circuit with the plug catching fire.

Circuit overload is a common problem when too much current flows through a circuit, exceeding the limited amount of electricity allowed. It can result in overheating, electrical fires, and damage to appliances and devices. Knowing the signs of circuit overload and how to prevent it is crucial to ensure safety and avoid costly repairs.

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Lower Electric Bill For Summer 2023

April 25, 2023

Summers are getting hotter, ACs are constantly running, and electric bills are increasing. You can get a lower electric bill this summer by running your AC and other appliances at their maximum efficiency. If you want a lower electric bill permanently, call Mister Sparky Electrician DFW to perform an energy audit and install more energy…

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24 Hour Emergency Electrician Near Me

February 6, 2023

Did you know that electrical issues are a leading cause of structure fires in the US, accounting for nearly one-third of all such incidents? Electrical emergencies, such as power outages, short circuits, and sparking outlets, can strike at any moment, making it crucial to seek help from a 24/7 emergency electrician. 24 Hour Emergency Electrician…

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Is It Time For An Electrical Panel Upgrade?

January 20, 2023

 An electrical panel upgrade is an excellent project that can improve the safety and functionality of your home. We’ll cover the signs you may need to upgrade the electrical panel, the benefits of doing so, & what you can expect during the upgrade process.  Whether you’re a homeowner, a homebuyer, or a real estate professional,…

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16 Tips to Winterize Your Home & Save On Electric Bill

December 14, 2022

We’re now in the early days of winter, and the cold weather becomes more noticeable with each passing day. Colder weather means it’s time to crank up the heat and keep your living space cozy, but that also means a dreadfully high electric bill. How to save on your electric bills in winter? Winterize your…

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EV Charger Installation Near DFW

November 8, 2022

Do you own an electric vehicle? And, if you do, are you always searching for someplace to charge it? Well, with a home EV charger installation, you’d never lack car power again. With that in mind, let’s consider nine common questions about EV chargers and the EV charger installation process.  Contents What Are EV Chargers?…

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Incandescent vs LED Light Bulbs: Which is better?

October 24, 2022

Moving into a new home or apartment can be an exhausting process. Moving can take a lot out of you and your wallet. One of the simplest ways to save money is via your electric bill. Lighting is a huge part of your energy usage. Different types of lighting use various amounts of energy. The…

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How to Know If I Need an Electrical Panel Replacement

August 26, 2022

Knowing if it is time for an electrical panel replacement is not as easy as it seems, but there can be a few indicators that it might be time to check it out. But first, let’s cover the basics of electrical panels. An electrical panel, also known as a circuit breaker box or an electrical…

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Types of Electric Car Chargers in DFW

January 10, 2022

Electrical vehicles (EV’s) are emerging as the preferred option by customers, and consequently, more car manufacturers are producing electric vehicles. You might have heard people compliment EV’s for their untroubled, quiet, and convenient lack of unnecessary fueling stops. More and more gas stations are choosing to provide electric charging for EV owners. Just around Dallas…

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Whole-Home Surge Protection – National Electrical Code 2022 (DFW)

December 15, 2021

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…

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How To Handle an Electrical Fire in Dallas and Fort Worth

October 19, 2021

Are you dealing with an electrical fire and looking for a fast and reliable emergency electrician in Dallas Fort Worth? 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…

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What To Consider When Buying Energy Hogs

November 18, 2020

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…

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Energy Efficiency Tips For the Summer

August 19, 2020

Summer Energy Efficiency Tips 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,…

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How Much Energy Do Holiday Lights Use?

November 13, 2019

How Much Energy Do Holiday Lights Use? The Holidays are just around the corner, and all over, people are trying to figure out the best ways in which they can decorate their homes. No matter what part of the country you live in, you are bound to find places that are lit up and adorned…

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Best Smart Home Devices You Need For Your Home

October 16, 2019

Best Smart Home Devices You Need For Your Home Smart home devices are available for different spaces, and every option provides excellent advantages and perks. This guide features some of the best options for an average home. Smart Speaker A smart speaker is a product that everyone can use throughout the day and night. Its…

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Your Complete Guide To Outdoor Accent Lighting

September 18, 2019

Your Complete Guide To Outdoor Accent Lighting Perhaps you’ve passed a house with incredible accent lighting outside before. You were likely stunned by how impressive the light made the house look. When done right, accent lighting can completely transform the exterior of your home. It can highlight key areas that attract the eye and make…

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Why You Should Use Surge Protectors

August 14, 2019

Why You Should Use Surge Protectors It’s no secret; society has become extremely dependent on technology. There seems to be a new gadget coming out every single day. However, with all of these advances comes a great deal of responsibility– mainly as it concerns protecting these items. And that’s because all it takes is one…

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Energy Saving Tips for Summer

July 17, 2019

Energy Saving Tips for Summer Summertime is memorable for many things — family vacations, cookouts, fireworks–and sometimes, some massive electric bills. Keeping the home relaxed, comfortable, and well-lit during all those summer festivities can give the power bill a workout. So along with searching for great grilling recipes and fun beach getaways, smart consumers will…

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Electrical Safety Tips for Memorial Day

May 29, 2016

[vc_row gap=”30″][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text bb_tab_container=””] Outdoor electrical safety tips can be a lifesaver during holidays. Like Memorial Day, for example, it is a time to remember the great men and women that have served our country while giving their lives for our freedom. We often spend times with friends, family and loved ones around the lake,…

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May is National Electrical Safety Month

May 10, 2016

[vc_row gap=”30″][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May is National Electrical Safety Month Here’s a quick look at common electrical trouble spots in your home and the best ways to fix them, from the electricians at Mister Sparky. Dallas, Texas (May 10, 2016) – A recent survey by Mister Sparky® found that only 25% of homeowners immediately…

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Swimming Pool Safety

July 3, 2014

[vc_row gap=”30″][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text bb_tab_container=””] What if we said there was an even more hidden risk in your pool than drowning? And that risk, while preventable, many times goes undetected until it is too late. Within the past 10 years, studies have shown that there have been roughly 110 pool electrocutions where 60 have resulted in…

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Hidden Electrical Dangers Outdoors

June 10, 2014

[vc_row gap=”30″][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text bb_tab_container=””]Summer is here and it’s time to get outdoors! But along with backyard barbeques, gardening and pool parties come hidden electrical dangers for your home and your family. Find out what outdoor electrical hazards may be lurking in your backyard and how you can stay safe while enjoying the summer weather. Pools…

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Doorbell Repairs: DIY vs. Mister Sparky

May 22, 2014

[vc_row gap=”30″][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text bb_tab_container=””] Need doorbell repairs? Some people find the loud rings of doorbells annoying and startling but what happens when it stops working? You find that you miss visitors altogether, even if they pound at the door. Do you fix the doorbell yourself or call an electrician? What Do I Do First? There…

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