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Wondering if you really need to replace that two-prong outlet in your old home? The experts at Mr. Electric can help you decide. Learn more today!

Wondering if you really need to replace those old two-prong outlets in your home to newer three-prong outlet models? Replacing two prong outlets is ideal for safety, but there’s more to swapping out your outlets than a couple of screws, a new receptacle box, and some basic wiring.

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Home outlets have come a long way since the first two-prong plug solution. Learn more about why you should upgrade your outlets from the experts at Mr. Electric.

Why Should I Upgrade My Outlets?

Today’s outlets are light years ahead of yesterday’s one-size-fits-all installations, with an array of benefits you’ve likely overlooked. You look forward to, and purchase, new smartphone tech annually. When was the last time you looked into the ‘...Read more

A surge protector keeps your smart devices safe in case of sudden voltage spikes in the electrical grid. Keep your home safe; learn more from Mr. Electric.

Smart home upgrade? Chances are, you have a lot invested in an array of expensive electronics, from your programmable thermostat to smart appliances and lighting. Before you assume all systems are a go and jet forth into the brave new world of home automation, perhaps you missed an essential...Read more

Inspecting the electrical system in a new home is one of the most important things a homeowner can do. New homeowners must be certain that the electrical system can handle modern appliances and is up to code. As experts in the industry, we couldn’t stress the importance of this enough. Out-of-...Read more

If you want to learn more about automating your home, you can start by learning how smart devices like thermostats work. Read more from pros at Mr. Electric.

Considering a thermostat upgrade? The buzz behind ‘smart’ tech and home automation can’t be denied. But what’s the big benefit? How do smart homes work, and how exactly do today’s so-called ‘smart’ thermostats and other devices really stack up against their predecessors? Do they really work that...Read more

While the up-front costs may be intense, setting up a smart home can save you money over time by lowering your electricity bill. Learn how from Mr. Electric.

One of the most talked about trends in homes and businesses, installing smart home systems to lower electricity bills can really payoff. Though ‘smart’ devices cost about 30-50 percent more than their technologically deficient counterparts, investing in smart home systems offer a rapid return-on...Read more

Curious about how to install a smart lighting system? Wondering what equipment you need and how long it will take? Get tips from the pros at Mr. Electric!

Today's homeowners want to make their homes as convenient as possible.  At Mr. Electric we know smart lighting offers a multitude of benefits in addition to convenience such as improved security, money savings, a better night's sleep, and interior spaces that are more inviting in terms of visual...Read more

Does my home need a lightning rod? We hear this question a lot, and it depends on a few variables. Let the experts at Mr. Electric help you decide.

Does my house need a lightning rod? We hear this question a lot, and the answer is not always cut and dry. In this installment, we’ll examine the variables, helping you determine whether or not your home may be in need of lighting protection.

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GFCI testing is important to protect yourself and your electrical system. Learn other important home maintenance tasks and who you can call to help.

Why Test GFCI Outlets? Testing the  GFCI outlets in your home is an important maintenance task to help protect you and your family from electrical shock. recently included this as an important seasonal maintenance exercise in their...Read more

Low-voltage outdoor lighting is a perfect option to add landscape accents outside your home. Learn how to install it from the experts at Mr. Electric.

Providing a soft, dramatic light ideal for highlighting key features of your landscape, low voltage landscape lighting offers a safe, simple to install outdoor lighting solution for homeowners. Just what makes it such a safe, simple home addition?

Low Voltage = Low Risk...Read more