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While it’s normal for a dimmer switch to be warm to the touch when in operation, at no point should it feel really hot, like it’s overheating. Pinpointing the exact cause of your dimmer being too hot can be tricky. Keep reading to learn how hot your dimmer can be, and the steps you can take to...Continue Reading

A broken circuit breaker increases the risk of an electrical overload occurring in your home. An overload can cause a short circuit to occur and in extreme cases, can pose a fire risk.

Testing a circuit breaker is necessary to determine the flow of electricity in a circuit breaker panel...Continue Reading

Circuit breakers can fail for multiple reasons. Most of the time it’s due to an overloaded circuit, a circuit breaker that wasn’t reset properly, or a short circuit.

And when it comes down to it, circuit breakers are there to protect you from electrical faults and fires, so it’s...Continue Reading

Your breaker box connects your home to the electricity grid and diverts the electricity flowing into your home to the different rooms and appliances you use. When the switches in the breaker box are flipped, a current of electrons runs along copper wires and energizes your...Continue Reading

The days of pumpkin flambé a la tea light are over. Newer, safer, and far more entertaining ways of lighting your precious Halloween pumpkins now exist. Ranging in price from a slight splurge to amazingly affordable, deviously deck out your pumpkin with the latest LED lighting tricks and treats...Continue Reading

Does your back porch just seem dreary or dark? Is your front entryway not as inviting as you’d like it to be? Spruce up your space with some new exterior lighting!

Updating your outside fixtures can enliven (and enlighten) your outdoor area and boost your curb appeal. Not sure where to...Continue Reading

While a wonderful addition to the family, felines can develop the habit of chewing on electrical power cords. Besides being an obnoxious quirk, it can also be dangerous to you and your pet. Any gnawed power cord can pose a shock hazard to your pets and family. So how do you get them to cease and...Continue Reading

You flip a switch and the light comes on. Easy as that, right? We all know it’s not. So how is electricity generated? Where does it come from and more important, how does electricity get into my house?

Let the knowledgeable team at Mr. Electric® shed some light on where...Continue Reading

Not long ago, CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs were considered a great revolution in home and business lighting technology. But now, with many swapping their CFLs for LEDs (light-emitting diode), it’s important that old CFL bulbs, which contain mercury – a hazardous, toxic metal – are...Continue Reading

Residential building codes require smoke detectors to be in every home. Because fires can begin quietly and go undetected until it is too late, these alarms are essential for keeping your family and property safe.

Smoke detectors only work when they have a continuous electrical charge,...Continue Reading