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How to Complete an Appliance Energy Audit

Mister Sparky Electric | July 1, 2018
An energy audit will help you identify the appliances that are using the most energy, so you can take steps to reduce the energy you use.
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4 Signs it’s Time to Upgrade Your Outlets

Safe electrical outlets are a huge part of maintaining a safe home. While the majority of your home’s electricity exists inside your walls and appliances, your outlets are the place where you come into the closest contact with it. Even though there’s never a completely fool-proof solution when it comes to electrical safety, there are […]
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Upgrade Your Home’s Appearance With Outdoor Lighting

With summer months upon us, it’s the perfect time to think about upgrading outdoor lighting! Take a look at the options available to you, from solar to hardwired. Solar Powered: This type of outdoor lighting draws the energy it needs to make the lights operate from sunlight. Though this option can cost more for the […]
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Electric Safety Month Tips

Electric Safety Month Tips

Did you know that May is Electrical Safety Month? There's no better time to inspect outlets, appliances, and other potential electrical hazards in the home. Electricity is so entrenched in our daily lives that it’s easy to forget that it has the potential to seriously injure or kill someone.
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Don’t Let April Showers Cause Home Electric Hazards

April showers bring May flowers. But they also bring power outages and other electric hazards that can put a real damper on your home energy efficiency. Luckily, a little preventative maintenance can go a long way during the rainy spring season! Follow these steps to help prevent damage. BEFORE A RAINSTORM Unplug Electronics: If lightning […]
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LED Light Conversion: Ready to Make the Switch?

LED Light Conversion: Ready to Make the Switch?

Spring is the perfect time to go green! And in the case of home electric, that means switching to energy-efficient LED lights. See the benefits of LED light conversion.
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Electric Spring Maintenance Checklist

Warmer weather is on the way. But before you celebrate the first day of spring, follow these 4 steps to prep your home electric for seasonal temperature changes.
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How to Beat “Phantom” Energy

Phantom energy vampires are appliances or other plugged-in devices that draw energy, or phantom loads, when they are plugged in but not in use.
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