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Not all surge protectors are created equal. Discover the best surge protector for you and your electronics. Protect your TV, PC and more!

There’s no shortage of electronic gadgets filling up our entertainment centers and home offices, but you’re on borrowed time if they aren’t properly protected by a surge protector.

Sure, you may have your computer, printer and modem all...Read more

Want to keep up the cheer with holiday lights year-round? Invest in solar lights to illuminate your pathways for a practical use or just because they look nice.

Not everyone wants to take down their holiday lights after the new year, especially since brightening up the dark of winter and early spring can bring a reprieve from the short days and cold nights. When green finally breaks forth and warmer weather rolls in, will your neighbors consider it a...Read more

Energy vampires are devices that cause high electric bills even turned off, with gaming systems being a main culprit. Mr. Electric looks at the issue.

Most don’t realize how much electricity is drained by game consoles, even when they’re switched to their supposedly energy-saving “standby mode.”  As home entertainment centers move from traditional cable boxes to video game console-centric hubs for streaming, gaming and more, most don’t realize...Read more

People across the country wonder when to take down Christmas lights, but there’s no truly definitive answer. Mr. Electric tries to answer the divisive question.

For many around the world, January 5 or 6 marks the Epiphany ‒ the final day of the 12 days of Christmas and the time for all holiday decorations to come down. For others, the second week of January is a typical time for the holiday lights to be unplugged and stored away until next year....Read more

Ever wonder if it’s cheaper to run a generator than it is to power your home from the grid? Mr. Electric crunched the numbers of the cost of running a generator. Learn more.

Is it cheaper to run a generator than it is to power your home from the grid? Mr. Electric has crunched the numbers on the cost of running a generator. What will they reveal?

Is Running a Generator More Expensive?

Since electricity rates as well as the cost of fossil fuels like...Read more

Ensure that your generator will be there when you need it, with some preventative maintenance. Mr. Electric can help with these tasks; learn more about what you can do.

The holiday season is a busy time for many businesses, making it easy to overlook many maintenance tasks. Your commercial generator, however, is the lifeblood of your business, keeping you ahead of the game even in the midst of winter storms. Keep your generator running smoothly, ensuring it...Read more

Ever wonder how gas, propane, diesel or natural gas make electricity? Learn more about how generators work from Mr. Electric.

Performing initial or routine generator maintenance in preparation for bad weather? No doubt you’re curious as to how these miniature electricity-generating marvels work. Learn the...Read more

A generator can help homeowners weather the storm and stay comfortable. Mr. Electric lists a few reasons why you might want to install one. Learn more!

Do I need a generator? With recent weather extremes and more frequent power outages, this is a common question pondered by homeowners. Could this seeming nicety be a necessity for today’s family? Mr. Electric knows a few reasons why you may want to consider installing a generator to ensure the...Read more

USB outlets are the perfect solution for busy families, which have the capability to keep up with modern charging needs while leaving your standard three-prong outlets free for use.

Although the average home is outfitted multiple of receptacles to power appliances, few are designed to accommodate the needs of multiple chargers—forcing homeowners to perform a daily juggling act to recharge their tablets, smartphones, and other devices. USB outlets are the perfect solution...Read more

Don’t sell your home with questionable wiring and electrical systems in place. Learn what you need to upgrade or replace before the sale, from Mr. Electric.

Considering putting off upgrading the electrical in your home because you plan to put it on the market? Hold up! It’s a bad idea to sell a home with questionable wiring and electrical systems in place. What should you replace before the sale and what can you leave to the judgement of buyers?...Read more