Is It Time For An Electrical Panel Upgrade?

 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, this post will provide valuable information on your home's electrical panel upgrade. Electric Panel Upgrade Does Upgrading Your Electrical Panel Increase House Value? Should I...

16 Tips to Winterize Your Home & Save On Electric Bill

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 home! We've collected 16 ways to winterize your home and how to save on electric bill in winter! Follow our checklist below. 16 Tips to...

EV Charger Installation Near DFW

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? What Wiring Is Needed for EV Chargers? Can a Normal Electrician Handle an EV Charging Station Installation? Do I Need an Electrician for an EV...

Incandescent vs LED Light Bulbs: Which is better?

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 energy usage is notably different for incandescent vs LED lights. If you're moving into an older home or apartment, it may be full of traditional...

Fire Prevention Week 2022 – The Importance of Having a Fire Safety Plan 

National Fire Prevention Week 2022 is the week of October 9-15! Since 1922, the National Fire Prevention Agency has celebrated this special week.  For the one-hundredth anniversary of National Fire Prevention Week, the 2022 NFPA slogan is, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape,” to remind you about the simple but important things you can do to keep yourself and those around you safe in the event of a home fire.  A home escape plan is perhaps the best fire safety...

All About Your Home’s Circuit Breaker Panel

A circuit breaker box panel is a box that holds all of your home's electrical breaker switches.  You know, that magical plot device that heroes in movies need to get to escape trouble or break into an impenetrable fortress?  From Samuel L. Jackson's famous "Hold onto your Butts" line in Jurassic Park to cutting power in Vegas in Ocean's Eleven, it seems the circuit breaker panel is an all-powerful tool to fix whatever problem you have. In terms of everyday...

Outdoor House Lights Guide: 6 Points to Consider

Outdoor house lights are a great way to make your home more aesthetically pleasing. You can use outdoor house lights to illuminate walkways. You could also use them in your backyard for events or make them motion-detectable for safety purposes. Outdoor house lights come in many unique styles. From string lights to motion detection to wide-range lamps and ground-level path lights, you can find a set of outdoor house lights for any situation. But is it good to leave outdoor...

Electrical Safety for Kids: National Electrical Safety Month

How to Teach Your Kids About Electrical Safety in Dallas / Fort Worth 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. Here at...

9 Tips to Save Money on Your Electric Bill in DFW

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 DFW, we’ve identified some key methods you can use to save money on your electric bill in DFW, 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 (DFW)

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....