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Electric fireplaces are a much less expensive alternative to adding a wood-burning fireplace to your home. Electric models provide a significant amount of heat for small spaces, reducing the need to crank up the furnace, thus saving money on your energy bill. Electric fireplaces are indeed a...Read more

How to Get Rid of Static Electricity

Have you ever given someone a handshake and got a surprising “shock” in return? This little zap you sometimes feel when touching someone or something is caused by static electricity. We can carry...Read more

You’re at your Aunt Matilda’s country estate working on a kitchen remodeling project. When you try to plug in your brand-new table saw, you realize that the saw has a three-pronged plug, but your aunt’s home only has two-slot outlets. This is not an uncommon problem, especially in older homes...Read more

A Collection of Decorative Outlet Covers

Looking to find a way to add some flair to your home? Look no further! Decorative outlet covers are a fun and easy way to enhance your home’s decor. Learn which type of outlet cover would look best in your home, where to get electrical outlet...Read more

Electricity is an essential part of modern life so vital that most of us cannot imagine a life without it. But – amazingly – it has only been an everyday aspect of our lives for a little over a century.

Back in 1752, when Benjamin Franklin demonstrated that lightning was electrical with...Read more

Snuggling into a cozy electric blanket on a cold winter’s night is hard to beat, but like all bedding, electric blankets occasionally need to be cleaned. If you’re worried about how to clean an electric blanket, you can relax. The process is actually pretty simple, and it doesn’t require an...Read more

Curious about electricity costs by state? You aren’t alone. Many Mr. Electric® customers wonder how their electric bill compares to the rest of the country. Are you paying more or less for electricity than other homeowners in different parts of the U.S.?

Let’s break it down by giving you...Read more

The perfect little hiding spot for some extra cash or small valuables, a wall outlet safe is a smart, inconspicuous place to keep your belongings secure. A burglar is unlikely to find your belongings inside an outlet in...Read more

Ever wonder what is the speed of electricity? We know it’s fast, but are we talking Superman-fast or speed-of-light fast? Electricity is a fascinating topic for young and old alike.

Mr. Electric® is here to give you the answers to this popular question about electricity, along...Read more

When the simple task of plugging your cell phone charger or hair dryer into the wall leaves you scratching your head and wondering why your electrical outlet is not working, you may find yourself ready to take action. In some cases, it’s not a bad idea to take a few safe troubleshooting steps to...Read more