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 These are outdated and could be a danger since they do not have the third or "ground" hole, and don't have the necessary grounding connection...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...

How To Buy A Home Standby Generator

What you need to know about buying a Home Standby Generator. A home standby generator can overcome that problem and supply you with continuous power for days on end. The reason is that it has a direct connection to your home's main electrical panel and powered by a separate fuel supply; natural gas, liquid propane, or diesel. Okay, I realize some of you may have a portable generator sitting in the corner of the garage. Just waiting for the time...

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...

Everything You Need To Know About Home Security Lights

Everything You Need To Know About Home Security Lights A dimly-lit exterior can be a bigger security liability than many homeowners realize. In addition to making a property a more attractive target for thieves, vandals and even home intruders, poor illumination also increases the risk of accidents and mishaps. Especially in inclement weather or during colder months when snow and ice are a concern. Exterior flood-lamps and area lights, motion-sensing lights, remote-operated smart lighting systems and other types of exterior...

Should I Get An Electric Fireplace?

Should I Get An Electric Fireplace? Many people desire to have a cozy living room with comfortable seats and a beautiful fireplace to enjoy the chilly winter evenings. Although this dream is a lovely idea, real fireplaces are often expensive and require a lot of work and money, even if your home already has one installed. While the cost and maintenance of a real fireplace may have you down, there are alternative options available to you. Electric fireplaces offer many...

Service Project: 13 Days Living Without Power Until Community Came Together

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019 – ten days after a large storm that rolled through DFW, causing outages for days – David Goins of WFAA reported that Mr. Robert Crossland in southern Dallas was still without power. Robbie, an electrician on our team, saw Mr. Crossland's story on WFAA right after it was published and was moved to help. He immediately shared the story with our team member, Olivia, who leads our community relations. "I reached out to you because...

What To Expect From An Electrical Inspection

Part of making sure the electrical needs of your home or office are up to date and regulations is scheduling regular electrical inspections. Just as you would inspect your car for functionality and safety measures, so should be the same for your home's electrical system. Here, Mister Sparky wants to take you through the basics of an electrical inspection so you know what to look out for as well as making sure you're getting all that you should from an...

How To Save On Your Next Electrical Bill

During the fluctuating temperatures in early fall, you may find your electricity on overdrive, trying to keep up with changing weather and your demands. While many can tell you to save on electrical costs by shutting off lights and turning off your AC when not in use (and these are very smart tactics), there are other ways to effectively cut costs that are a little more beneath the surface. Inspect Your Electrical Bill and Electrical Company The first step when...

The Basics of Electrical Rewiring

The idea of rewiring your entire home can be daunting; the expenses, the work and the hassle! Here we dive into the basic things you need to know before your home or business enters into an electrical wiring takeover. Possible implications of improper electrical wiring include blown fuses and circuit breakers that keep tripping, yellowing/browning around light switches and wall outlets, flickering or sparks from lights or outlets, static or minor shocking feeling from anything coming into contact with an...