Mr. Electric - Holidays http://www.33pulse.com/taxonomy/term/27 en Embrace Your Geekness Day - Inventors Edition http://www.33pulse.com/blog/embrace-your-geekness-day-inventors-edition <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Embrace Your Geekness Day - Inventors Edition</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/mre-embrace-your-geekness-day-inventors-edition.jpg?itok=uSTrNj-e" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/mre-embrace-your-geekness-day-inventors-edition.jpg?itok=uSTrNj-e" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Mary Beth Farrell</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, July 10, 2015 - 9:16am</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>There’s no need to stuff your inner geek into the proverbial locker. This July?13th?is “Embrace Your?Geekness?Day.” If you’ve got it, flaunt it!</p> <h2>Let your inner?Geekness?shine like these famous inventors:</h2> <ul><li><strong>Albert Einstein</strong><br /> No?Geekness?Day would be complete without Einstein. Like most of the geeks you’ll find here, he didn’t fit in at school, disliked being forced to listen to people who weren’t as smart as he was all day, and like many well-rounded nerds, loathed sports as well. He left at age 15, later earning a spot in college where he invented theories on special relativity, general relativity, matter and energy, and quantum physics, as well the famous mass formula equation, E=MC squared. These later led to more tangible inventions such as atomic energy, space travel, and everyone’s favorite - TV.</li> <li><strong>Isaac Newton</strong><br /> It’s hard to imagine the level of geek Newton was. He was able to calculate the speed of sound, the mass of the moon, and unleashed the law of gravity unto the world. Many of his theories and discoveries live on in today’s technological inventions.</li> <li><strong>Nikola Tesla</strong><br /> Another one of the greatest geeks of all time, as well as the arch rival of Thomas Edison, Tesla invented the alternating current (AC), the form of electricity that you have to thank for those gadgets you use all day, every day. Tesla also invented radio, remote controls, wireless communication, the electric motor, lasers, and?kirlian?photography, the predecessor of today’s x-rays. ?</li> <li><strong>Thomas Edison</strong><br /> In addition to the array of entertaining quotes he left behind,?<em>“I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work,”</em>?Thomas Edison was also the inventor of the first incandescent light bulb, alkaline batteries, the phonograph (sound recording), the motion picture camera, and DC direct current electricity. With the help of electromagnetism, DC led to the first commercial electricity generation and distribution system, powering one square mile of Manhattan in 1882.</li> <li><strong>Alexander Graham Bell</strong><br /> Because both his mother and wife were deaf, Bell developed an interest in acoustics, leading him to create the first commercially practical telephone.</li> </ul><h2>Wondering about more recent Geekness Day qualifiers? How about…</h2> <ul><li><strong>Steve Jobs</strong><br /> Steve Jobs may well be one of today’s greatest inventors, and is the primary or co-inventor on over 200 patents. He co-founded Apple, one of the most successful business ventures of all time, and is responsible for inventing technology over the years ranging from the iMac, iPod, iPad, and iPhone to the glass staircases found in today’s Apple retail stores.</li> <li><strong>Bill Gates</strong><br /> No, Bill Gates did not invent the PC, but he did invent a software language that formed the basis for later DOS operating systems. He is a co-founder of the world’s largest computer software company – Microsoft, and has become one of the wealthiest people in the world. Hooray geeks!</li> <li><strong>Bob Kahn,?Vint?Cerf, and Tim?Berners-Lee</strong><br /> Tim?Berners-Lee?invented the internet (hypertext), then Bob Kahn and?Vint?Cerf?helped it along by inventing the transmission control protocol (TCP) and internet protocol (IP) at its heart. Thanks boys, without you we wouldn’t be reading this blog!</li> </ul><p>Now that you’re well read on your geeky inventor brethren, spark a new invention - not an electrical fire. Celebrate this Geekness Day with the help of Mr. Electric<sup>?</sup>. Contact us to reinvent your electrical today.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/embrace-your-geekness-day-inventors-edition" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:16:49 +0000 Mary Beth Farrell 6165 at http://www.33pulse.com Fun Electrical Experiments for Father’s Day http://www.33pulse.com/blog/fun-electrical-experiments-for-fathers-day <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Fun Electrical Experiments for Father’s Day</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/mre-fun-electrical-experiments-for-fathers-day-ver2.jpg?itok=2zI2AhU_" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/mre-fun-electrical-experiments-for-fathers-day-ver2.jpg?itok=2zI2AhU_" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Mary Beth Farrell</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 9:43am</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>By: Sarah Trocolli</p> <p>Father of electricity Nikola Tesla was known for being brilliant, quirky and driven in his pursuits to understand electricity, and after many experiments, Tesla eventually laid the ground work for the modern day Alternating Current electric supply system. As a tribute to Tesla and all the dads around the world, Mr. Electric<sup>?</sup> presents a few kid-friendly experiments exploring the basics of electricity for a fun Father’s Day activity. The kids can explore electrons, static electricity, voltaic batteries and other simple components of electricity – all under the safe supervision of their dads.</p> <h2>Charging a Light Bulb</h2> <p><strong>Level of difficulty</strong>: Easy</p> <p><strong>What you need</strong>: A dark room, fluorescent light bulb and a comb or woolen scarf.</p> <p><strong>What to do</strong>: Run the comb through your hair or through the wool scarf at least 20 times to let the electrons build on the comb. Then turn out the lights and hold the comb to the bottom of your florescent light bulb and watch the electrons charge the bulb. This is great for learning about electrons, and it can be a fun magic trick! For further explanation, click <a href="http://www.lovemyscience.com/chargingupalightbulb.html">here</a>.</p> <h2>Electric Cornstarch</h2> <p><strong>Level of difficulty</strong>: Easy</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6em;"><strong>What you need</strong>: Cornstarch, vegetable oil, mixing bowl, large spoon, balloon, and a measuring cup.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6em;"><strong>What to do</strong>: Blow up the balloon, tie it and then rub it on your hair. Mix a fourth cup of cornstarch and a fourth cup of vegetable oil into a mixing bowl, and then put the mixture on a spoon. Hold the spoon with the mixture on it near the balloon and watch the mixture gravitate towards the balloon. This experiment looks like a gooey monster stretching to touch the balloon, and it is a fun way to learn about static electricity! For further explanation, click </span><a href="http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/electric-cornstarch" style="line-height: 1.6em; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">here</a><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">. ?</span></p> <h2>Ice Tray Battery</h2> <p><strong>Level of difficulty</strong>: Moderate</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6em;"><strong>What you need</strong>: Distilled white vinegar, five pieces of copper wire, five galvanized nails, ice tray and one LED light</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6em;"><strong>What to do</strong>: Wrap five nails with five pieces of copper wire and place them separately in the ice cube tray filled with vinegar. Create a circuit by placing the end of the copper wire not wrapped around the nail into the ice cube tray next to it until each section has one nail and one copper wire in it, and then place the LED light in the tray. You have just created a Voltaic battery! For further explanation, click </span><a href="http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/ice-tray-battery" style="line-height: 1.6em; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">here</a><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">.</span></p> <h2>Build a Light Bulb</h2> <p><strong>Level of difficulty</strong>: Challenging</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6em;"><strong>What you need</strong>: Eight D-sized batteries, mason jar or other clear glass, electrical tape, pie pan, scissors, toilet paper tube, mechanical pencil refills and two sets of small alligator clips.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6em;"><strong>What to do</strong>: Connect the batteries positive to negative to create train of batteries. Place the toilet paper tube in the center of the pie pan and using electrical tape, attach the alligator clips and mechanical pencil refills to the tube. Place the mason jar/glass over the tube and connect the other end of the clips to the batteries. After the batteries have a few minutes to charge the circuit the mechanical refills will begin to glow and you will have a DIY light bulb. This is a great way to show that household items can be used in an innovative way. Exercise caution, as this experiment exerts heat and can cause the glass to become very warm. For further instruction, click </span><a href="http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/build-a-light-bulb-circuit-science" style="line-height: 1.6em; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">here</a><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">.</span></p> <p>We hope these electrical experiments provide an enjoyable experience for dads and kids to spend quality time together while learning lots and having fun. Thank you to all the fathers who enlighten children and empower the thinkers of tomorrow. Happy Father’s Day?from everyone at Mr. Electric!</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/fun-electrical-experiments-for-fathers-day" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:43:36 +0000 Mary Beth Farrell 5898 at http://www.33pulse.com 10 Lighting Ideas to Light up Your Valentine's Day http://www.33pulse.com/blog/10-lighting-ideas-to-light-up-your-valentines-day <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>10 Lighting Ideas to Light up Your Valentine&#039;s Day</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/mre_-_light_up_valentines_day_with_lighting_ideas_v2.jpg?itok=Bj5aazyd" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/mre_-_light_up_valentines_day_with_lighting_ideas_v2.jpg?itok=Bj5aazyd" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Super User</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, February 6, 2015 - 4:53pm</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Looking to create the perfect romantic Valentine’s Day atmosphere for your sweetheart? The best and simplest way to create a romantic atmosphere is with lights!</p> <h2>Let Your Love Shine with These Valentine's Day Inspired Lighting Ideas</h2> <h4>Add Ambiance with a Dimmer</h4> <p>Adding dimmers throughout your home will allow you to alter the mood in any room with a simple twist. Dimmers also conserve energy and extend the life of your bulbs.</p> <h4><span style="color: rgb(0, 63, 162); font-size: 2rem; line-height: 1.1;">Turn down the Wattage</span></h4> <p><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">Opt for lower wattage or lower lumen bulbs in areas where you’d like to add a little ambiance. Save brighter bulbs for reading lamps and work areas. This saves on energy as well.</span></p> <h4>Set the Mood with Fire</h4> <p>The soft romantic glow of a fireplace and candles create a warm, cozy Valentine’s Day atmosphere that’s sure to have your sweetheart snuggling up next to you.</p> <h4>Add a Rosy Glow</h4> <p>Give your usual lights a short reprieve and swap them for a few soft pink incandescent bulbs. They will soften and warm the room with a perfect, Valentine-inspired shade. ?</p> <h4>Go Glamorous</h4> <p>Adding glamorous?lightbulbs?to your?décor?adds instant romance. Look for?<a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;field-keywords=crystal+light+bulbs&amp;rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Acrystal+light+bulbs" target="_blank">multi-faceted bulb options</a>?in LED and incandescent,?<a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;field-keywords=amber+marble+incandescent" target="_blank">amber marble?incandescents</a>, or?<a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;field-keywords=stained%20glass%20light%20bulbs" target="_blank">stained glass bulbs</a>?if you’re feeling extra-adventurous.</p> <h4>Get Crafty</h4> <p>Valentine’s Day heart mason jars offer a simple and sweetly hand-made gift for your honey. All you need is a string of LED lights and a few simple items you may have around the house.?<a href="http://blog.lights.com/diy-valentines-day-heart-jars/" target="_blank">Learn how</a>.</p> <h4>Add Romance with Holiday Lights</h4> <p>Strategically placing a few strings of lights entwined with flowers or Valentine’s Day inspired garland can add a fun and romantic feel to any room. Want something more unique? Opt for?<a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;field-keywords=valentine+string+lights" target="_blank">red heart string lights</a>? rather than your typical holiday string.</p> <h4>Give a Lampshade a Valentine-Inspired Makeover</h4> <p>For those with a little sewing expertise, these fun?<a href="http://www.attemptingaloha.com/2010/11/pottery-barn-kids-lamp-knock-off.html" target="_blank">rose-covered lampshades</a>?make a unique gift for those with little ladies.?</p> <h4>Let It All Hang Out</h4> <p><a href="https://joyfuldaisy.com/decorate-chandelier-valentines-day-conversation-hearts-bows-curly-qs/" target="_blank">Chandelier decorations</a>?such as strings of conversation hearts and bows can add a festive Valentine’s Day feel to existing lighting. SAFETY NOTE: If you’re not burning?cool-LEDs, opt for?firesafe?materials or designs that place decorations far from heat producing bulbs. ?</p> <h4>Brighten up Your Bling</h4> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/LED-Light-Up-Hearts-Necklace/dp/B00B0K5QEO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1423015772&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=light+up+heart+necklace" target="_blank">LED light up hearts necklaces</a>?and?<a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=heart+shaped+light+up+rings&amp;newwindow=1&amp;source=lnms&amp;tbm=shop&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=3X_RVN_SI7PLsATB_4LwBw&amp;ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&amp;biw=1413&amp;bih=623#spd=7882883348020231084" target="_blank">flashing heart rings</a>?are a great way to light up Valentine’s Day for kids of all ages.</p> <p>Valentine’s Day looking a little dim? Count on the experts at Mr. Electric<sup>?</sup> to help you brighten things up with an array of lighting options. Contact us today.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/10-lighting-ideas-to-light-up-your-valentines-day" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 22:53:05 +0000 Super User 5515 at http://www.33pulse.com Turn over a New, Green Leaf This Year http://www.33pulse.com/blog/turn-over-a-new-green-leaf-this-year <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Turn over a New, Green Leaf This Year</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/mre-solarpowerblog.jpg?itok=ni_cW3tk" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="830" height="415" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/mre-solarpowerblog.jpg?itok=ni_cW3tk" width="830" height="415" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Super User</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 9:23am</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>By: Jason Lee</p> <p>It’s that time of year again. Everyone is making resolutions, turning over a new leaf, and looking to make this year better than the last. Make this year great by making sure the leaf you’re turning over is green and consider?solar power and the benefits it could bring to your home and/or business.?</p> <h2>Solar Power and Its Uses</h2> <p>Solar power is a popular form of renewable energy that helps keep the planet clean. Oil, gas, and coal will produce energy, but require manpower to refine it into a usable form. With solar power, as long the sun is around, you have power. Solar power can be used for many things around the home or office, including generating heat and electricity and it’s great for indoor and outdoor lighting. In fact, the installation of solar powered outdoor pathway lights is one of the easiest ways to use solar energy in your home or business.?One of the best uses of solar power is heating water. Homes that have hot tubs or swimming pools should consider looking into heating them with the help of solar power. Due to low operating costs of the solar power, it is very cost effective.</p> <h2>Benefits of Solar Power</h2> <p>Benefits to solar power include the slowing of global warming, saving homeowners money, energy reliability, and energy security. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, home values rise an average of $20 for every one dollar of reduction in the annual utility bill.?Another great thing about going green this year is that it will continue for years to come. By switching to solar power, homeowners may be eligible for tax credits, rebates or other incentives, and you will be reducing the amount of environmental impact you have on the planet.</p> <p>So start the new-year off right by looking to make this year and the years to come a brighter and cleaner place not just by turning over a new leaf, but by making sure that leaf you turn over is green.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/tips-renewable-energy">http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/tips-renewable-energy</a></p> <p>Source: <a href="http://www.lennox.com/solar-solutions/why-solar.asp">http://www.lennox.com/solar-solutions/why-solar.asp</a></p> <p>Source: <a href="http://cleantechnica.com/2013/10/08/advantages-disadvantages-solar-power/">http://cleantechnica.com/2013/10/08/advantages-disadvantages-solar-power/</a></p> <p>?</p> <p>?</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/turn-over-a-new-green-leaf-this-year" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:23:34 +0000 Super User 5473 at http://www.33pulse.com 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home’s Electrical System http://www.33pulse.com/blog/5-new-year-s-resolutions-for-your-home-s-electrical-system <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home’s Electrical System</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicnyresolution.png?itok=qFA8Jv0B" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="734" height="359" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicnyresolution.png?itok=qFA8Jv0B" width="734" height="359" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Super User</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, January 9, 2015 - 2:18pm</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>By: Kellie Pearson</p> <p>The future looks bright here at Mr. Electric<sup>?</sup>, and we hope the same for you! As you are mentally preparing for the New Year ahead, maybe you are planning your goals and resolutions for personal development and improvement. This <a href="http://youtu.be/_WrboP_F2W8" target="_blank">video</a> by our president, Joel Worthington, is sure to motivate you to achieve them. We also want to encourage you to consider your home’s development and improvement, too!</p> <p>When you think about your home’s electrical system, what can be improved? What can be replaced and updated? We have put together five tips to help you get started on getting your home’s electrical system in tip-top shape for the New Year.?</p> <h2>Switch out Light Bulbs for Energy Efficient LEDs</h2> <p>Although they initially cost higher, <a href="https://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=ssl.pr_why_es_com" target="_blank">LED Energy Star qualified bulbs</a> end up paying for themselves in energy savings in about 10 years. They use 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and last 35 to 50 times longer. Plus, they offer more peace of mind since they emit very little heat, decreasing the threat of an electrical fire, and are much more durable, so they won’t shatter all over the floor. They’re also guaranteed for three years minimum, which is above and beyond the industry standard, so you’ll save on maintenance costs as well as energy costs. Basically, there’s no excuse not to get them!</p> <h2>Reset Your Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Outlets</h2> <p>Did you know that you’re technically supposed to do this every month? Not many consumers actually do this, but a new year is a great time to put this to practice and schedule it along with your other monthly home maintenance routines. You’ll find these outlets in moisture-prone areas such as the kitchen and bathroom as the current National Electrical Code requires. Simply press the test/reset button and make sure the outlets trip and resent correctly. If they are malfunctioning, call your local Mr. Electric to have them replaced to reduce electrocution risk.</p> <h2>Replace the Batteries in Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors</h2> <p>Replacing the batteries should be done at least once a year, and both of the detectors should be tested monthly to ensure proper functionality. And speaking of replacing, how old are your detectors? Remember that smoke detectors need to be replaced every 10 years. Depending upon the model, older model carbon monoxide detectors should be replaced every three years, and the newer ones, every 5-6 years. Make safety a priority for your home and get this done!</p> <h2>Have a Whole-House Surge Protector Installed</h2> <p>Power surges can enter your home unexpectedly during a stormy night, a random power company disruption or operation of a heavy-duty electrical appliance. They destroy electronic devices in their path and at times cause fires as well. It is unfortunate when your Mac or PC dies, but even more so when your photos, documents, music and other personal content are lost along with it as well. To reduce damage from power surges, have a whole house surge protector installed by your local Mr. Electric at the panel and additionally multi-outlet power strip surge protection for delicate circuitry, telephone and cable lines. This will ensure both main zone as well as secondary zone surge protection to absorb any excess power that seeps through the primary protection.</p> <h2>Reduce Your Overall Energy Consumption</h2> <p>This can be done in a variety of ways: turning lights out after you leave a room, unplugging and turning off electrical devices when not in use and ensuring lighting and appliances are Energy Star qualified. Perhaps you can create a friendly family competition to see who can use the least amount of electricity, or even consider looking into installing a solar energy system for your home. Whatever you choose to do, remember that you can also call your local Mr. Electric to perform an energy audit for your home to ensure its electrical system is operating at maximum efficiency.</p> <p>We hope you find these tips helpful to make your home’s electrical system the best and brightest it can be, and we wish you a Happy New Year from all of us at Mr. Electric!</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/5-new-year-s-resolutions-for-your-home-s-electrical-system" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 20:18:56 +0000 Super User 5458 at http://www.33pulse.com Holiday Décor Safety and Storage Tips http://www.33pulse.com/blog/holiday-decor-safety-and-storage-tips <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Holiday Décor Safety and Storage Tips </h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphiclightingtakedown-rev_0.jpg?itok=kgyrlG_t" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphiclightingtakedown-rev_0.jpg?itok=kgyrlG_t" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Mary Beth Farrell</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Friday, January 2, 2015 - 3:20pm</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Christmas has come and gone, and the New Year has arrived. Mr. Electric wishes all of our customers a happy and healthy 2015! In efforts to promote safety and peace of mind for you and your family, we have a few tips to keep in mind when you’re taking down all your holiday décor this weekend.</p> <h2>Ladders</h2> <p>According to the <a href="http://www.cpsc.gov">U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)</a>, hospital emergency rooms treat about 12,500 people for injuries, such as falls, cuts and shocks, related to holiday lights, decorations and Christmas trees. Around 5,800 people per year were treated in hospital emergency rooms for falls associated with holiday decorations, according to <a href="http://www.esfi.org/index.cfm/page/Decorating-Statistics/pid/12264">Electrical Safety Foundation International</a>. Falls from ladders or roofs account for more than half of these injuries.</p> <p>When using ladders, CSPSC tells us to keep these things in mind:</p> <ul><li>Select a ladder that extends at least 3 feet over the working surface. Place it on solid, level ground. Be sure it has slip-resistant feet. It should stand upright at a 75-degree angle.</li> <li>Never use a metal ladder near power lines or electrical equipment, and always keep away from live electric wire.</li> <li>Make sure the ladder is able to support your weight and the rung locks and spreader braces are set.</li> <li>Have someone hold the bottom while you climb up. Allow only one person on the ladder at a time.</li> <li>Follow the warning labels and only use the ladder for its intended purpose. Immediately put it away after use.</li> </ul><h2>Lights</h2> <p>Be aware of where all the electrical cords are and make sure children know not to touch them. The<a href="http://www.cpsc.gov"> CPSC</a> estimates that each year, about 4,000 injuries associated with electric extension cords are treated in hospital emergency rooms. Of those injuries, 13 percent involve children less than five years of age, and electrical burns to the mouth accounted for 50 percent of the injuries to young children.</p> <p>When taking down your lights, always be cautious and unplug them the correct way. Never tug or pull the lights, as they could unravel and unintentionally wrap around power lines. Let the lights cool off before packing. It’s also important to never leave lights unattended with children around.</p> <p>There are many products available to help keep your Christmas décor in tip-top shape for next year. To ensure your strings of lights don’t tangle, you can purchase a <a href="https://www.google.com/#q=Christmas+lights+storage+reel+">Christmas lights storage reel</a> or a <a href="https://www.google.com/#q=light+cord+wrap+">light cord wrap</a> online or at the nearest hardware store. For a DIY approach, empty coffee cans are also able to the trick.</p> <h2>Ornaments and Displays</h2> <p>Take special care to always keep smaller or breakable ornaments and display pieces out of reach of children. When dealing with spun glass “angel hair,” wear gloves to avoid eye and skin irritation.</p> <p>Reusing containers such as an empty egg carton or wine box is a great way to store ornaments and reduce waste and extra cost. There are also numerous <a href="https://www.google.com/#q=christmas+ornament+storage">ornament storage boxes</a> available as well. Group and pack displays together to prevent lost pieces and for easy access next year. For artificial Christmas tree storage, you can use a Christmas tree duffle bag to neatly store your tree. Using the box it came in is always a good idea, too.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/holiday-decor-safety-and-storage-tips" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 21:20:31 +0000 Mary Beth Farrell 5447 at http://www.33pulse.com Wish List: Energy Savings Around the World http://www.33pulse.com/blog/wish-list-energy-savings-around-the-world <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Wish List: Energy Savings Around the World</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicwishlist.jpg?itok=V08vy7a0" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="830" height="415" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicwishlist.jpg?itok=V08vy7a0" width="830" height="415" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Mary Beth Farrell</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 1:41pm</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>By Kellie Pearson</p> <p>The holidays are just around the corner. Children all over the world are making their Christmas lists to send to Santa. Here at Mr. Electric<sup>?</sup> we have a Christmas list too, except it is not for Santa, it is for you! Our main Christmas wish is for everyone to conserve energy more effectively. Learn how you can make our Christmas dream come true with these four tips.</p> <ol><li><strong>Watt up:</strong> We’ve all been yelled at by grandma to turn the lights off when we leave the room a time or two, and we already all know that replacing old light bulbs with energy efficiency ones trick. But, have you ever thought about the energy savings and utility cost reduction you can get by installing light dimmers and timers? They can enhance the safety and ambiance in your home too. With today’s technology, you can also control your lighting via a user-friendly remote or smart device.</li> <li><strong>Power down:</strong> As our moms have repeatedly told us, turning electronics off when we are away and unplugging any unused chargers will be beneficial in saving energy as well as helping your high-end electronics to last a bit longer – and who <em>doesn’t </em>want that? Installing surge protection in your home will also increase the lifespan of your electronics and prevent you from purchasing new ones sooner than you’d like. You can also install noise filtration to have cleaner power circulate throughout your home.</li> <li><strong>Sun in: </strong>There’s so much energy from the sun that’s not being used! Why not put it to use in your home?! Pulling the curtains back when it’s a sunny winter day can help warm up your home, allowing you to turn down the thermostat a few degrees. Installing a solar energy system will reduce your carbon footprint, increase your property value and save on that dreaded electricity bill while you’re at it.</li> <li><strong>Tank out: </strong>Ever heard of tankless water heater installation? You can eliminate the standby losses of tank systems and reduce energy use, producing water when you need it, where you need it. That’s right: no more cold showers after your unruly relative flushes the toilet or obnoxiously uses all the hot water.</li> </ol><p>An energy audit can provide an up-close look at the efficiency of your home and additional suggestions for ways to reduce energy your consumption. Nothing makes us happier than helping you find more ways to save on energy and electricity bills.</p> <p>Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Mr. Electric! Make sure to get started writing those letters to Santa – we hear he is pretty busy this time of year!</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/wish-list-energy-savings-around-the-world" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:41:18 +0000 Mary Beth Farrell 5435 at http://www.33pulse.com Gadgets for Holiday Lights http://www.33pulse.com/blog/gadgets-for-holiday-lights <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Gadgets for Holiday Lights</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicholidaylights.jpg?itok=5Dc8e0Pm" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicholidaylights.jpg?itok=5Dc8e0Pm" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Mary Beth Farrell</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 10:51am</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>This winter, Mr. Electric<sup>?</sup> wants to help you power your tomorrow by choosing the best holiday lighting gadgets. We searched all around to find you the top four lights and tools for your home displays!</p> <h2>ALEKO? Solar Powered Christmas Lights String Light 50 LED White</h2> <p>This is a great way to light your outdoors without using energy and without using an outlet. The sun will charge the lights during the day and will turn on automatically when the sun sets. Each package contains 50 lights over 23 feet, making this an affordable alternative to outdoor lighting.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/ALEKO%C2%AE-Powered-Christmas-Lights-String/dp/B004FTT3LY/ref=sr_1_4?s=hi&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1416844175&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=solar+christmas+lights">Solar Powered Light Strings</a></p> <h2>Tork 601A - Outdoor Timer</h2> <p>This is a durable and heavy duty timer that helps you control your holiday lights.? It has one grounded outlet and a manual ON/OFF switch. This comes with an 18-inch cord and grounded plug to make it a durable timer that’s a safe choice to use on Christmas lights, landscape lighting or fountains.</p> <p>Source: <a href="https://www.1000bulbs.com/product/8414/TORK-601A.html">Outdoor Timer</a></p> <h2>Philips - Friends of Hue 120-Lumen, 12W LightStrip Luminaire, 15W Equivalent</h2> <p>These LED light strips are designed to be versatile. You can cut or bend them to fit your custom displays. The hue app allows you to change your light colors and turn ON/OFF all from your mobile device or tablet. We also love the efficiency of these lights and have a good feeling more and more people will began using these, instead of the traditional lights, in the future.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/philips-friends-of-hue-120-lumen-12w-lightstrip-luminaire-15w-equivalent/3285911.p?id=1219090033410&amp;skuId=3285911&amp;ref=06&amp;loc=01&amp;ci_src=14110944&amp;ci_sku=3285911&amp;extensionType=pla_multichannel:g&amp;s_kwcid=PTC!pla!!!89193758711!g!!49454670791&amp;kpid=3285911&amp;k_clickid=09b68ba6-68de-b4a9-8367-00000f00efc0&amp;kpid=3285911&amp;lsft=ref:212,loc:1&amp;ksid=09b68ba6-68de-b4a9-8367-00000f00efc0&amp;ksprof_id=401&amp;ksaffcode=6167&amp;ksdevice=c&amp;gclid=CjwKEAiAy8ujBRCY6c-hveijhFASJAAcyGicOOB76APnGzkDBK3Ww-1nLlVyNSqVzgBzK">LED Light Strips</a></p> <h2>Light Keeper Pro-The Complete Tool For Fixing Your Christmas Lights</h2> <p>The Light Keeper Pro is a small hand-held tool capable of fixing mini light sets, icicle and net light sets, yard decorations, pre-lit trees and wreaths. Simply plug in your light set and press the trigger to repair most of your lighting problems.</p> <p>Source: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Keeper-Pro-The-Complete-Fixing-Christmas/dp/B002DGM9V2">Light Keeper Pro</a></p> <p>Show off your holiday light displays by tagging us in them on our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MrElectricFan">Facebook page</a>. Don’t forget – if you need some holiday lighting help, you can give us a call and we will set up and take down for you!</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/gadgets-for-holiday-lights" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:51:04 +0000 Mary Beth Farrell 5415 at http://www.33pulse.com Time and Energy Saving Thanksgiving Gadgets http://www.33pulse.com/blog/time-and-energy-saving-thanksgiving-gadgets <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Time and Energy Saving Thanksgiving Gadgets</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicthanksgiving_0.jpg?itok=kzoiZVan" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicthanksgiving_0.jpg?itok=kzoiZVan" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Super User</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 1:50pm</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>While it’s a festive time of year you spend celebrating with family and friends, Thanksgiving can be stressful and expensive, especially for the person in charge of cooking. There’s the unavoidable cost of ingredients, but even the process of cooking, baking, broiling and roasting pushes your energy bills sky high. Pursue these top five gadgets to make Thanksgiving cooking easier and more affordable this year.</p> <h2>Food Timers</h2> <p>They’re a lifesaver when it comes to cooking multiple dishes at once. Equip your kitchen with several digital timers and set them for precisely the right amount of time each food item needs to cook.</p> <p>To save energy and make cooking easier, put multiple dishes in the oven at once. As long as the temperature requirement varies by no more than 25 degrees, you’ll be fine. Set separate timers for each dish so they don’t end up over or undercooked.</p> <p>Also, if your oven doesn’t beep or buzz to let you know it’s preheated, set a timer for five to eight minutes when you turn the oven on. This reminder prevents you from forgetting to put the food in the preheated oven while you’re distracted preparing other dishes. Remember, you don’t need to preheat the oven for broiling or roasting.</p> <h2>Microwave</h2> <p>This is one of those gadgets you find in every kitchen, but it’s a more useful tool for preparing Thanksgiving dinner than you might imagine. Microwave ovens consume less than half the energy conventional ovens use. They also cook food faster, which saves time. Free up the oven and stovetop by cooking baked potatoes, reheating gravy and warming rolls in the microwave.</p> <h2>Countertop Convection or Roaster Oven</h2> <p>Having a second oven on hand lets you get more cooking done in less time, but if you aren’t lucky enough to have a double oven, you can invest in a countertop version. Small convection or roaster ovens use much less energy than their larger counterparts, but they’re still fully capable of cooking large food items.</p> <p>Convection ovens come in different sizes, so if you plan to cook your turkey inside, make sure you choose a large enough model. Smaller dimensions are still perfect for baked potatoes, casserole dishes and even cookies.</p> <p>Roaster ovens look more like slow cookers, which are perfect for buffet style serving and keeping dishes warm for hours at a time without overcooking them. They’re perfect for roasting a turkey, ham or chicken with moist, succulent results.</p> <h2>Food Processor</h2> <p>You’ve liking got a lot of slicing and dicing to do in preparation for Thanksgiving dinner. Use a food processor to speed up the process of chopping vegetables, grating cheese, crushing ice, chopping nuts and mixing pie crust ingredients. It may take more electricity to complete these tasks with a machine instead of doing them by hand, but with an energy-efficient food processor, the time and physical exertion you save are well worth it.</p> <h2>Digital Meat Thermometer</h2> <p>Not sure if your turkey is done? Even if the outside is golden brown, the inside might not be fully cooked. You can’t be sure without a meat thermometer. Choose a digital variety for an instant temperature reading after sticking the probe into the bird. An analog version takes longer to deliver a reading, and all the while the oven door is hanging open and losing heat. The minimum safe internal temperature for turkey is 165 degrees.</p> <p>Clearly, as long as you have the right kitchen gadgets, cooking a Thanksgiving meal doesn’t have to break the bank. Be sure to implement these tips from Mr. Electric? for the best results this upcoming holiday.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/time-and-energy-saving-thanksgiving-gadgets" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:50:48 +0000 Super User 5396 at http://www.33pulse.com Keep Energy Hogs at Bay Over the Holidays http://www.33pulse.com/blog/keep-energy-hogs-at-bay-over-the-holidays <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Keep Energy Hogs at Bay Over the Holidays</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicpowerhogs_0.jpg?itok=VWbmZ2RQ" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/image_placeholder.gif" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="https://d37g4ob56wd8h0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/me-bloggraphicpowerhogs_0.jpg?itok=VWbmZ2RQ" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Mary Beth Farrell</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 4:24pm</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Halloween is over, which means the holidays are officially here. The relatives will be on their way and you’ll be using your large appliances more often, causing your electric bill to look scary long after Halloween has ended. Don’t let the increase in relatives visiting and vampire electric devices drive up the electric bill.</p> <p>To keep the electric bill down, remember to only use the dishwasher when it is full. Running the dishwasher when it is only half full will amount to a lot more energy consumption.</p> <p>Because of an increase in laundry loads, items like washers and dryers are guilty of consuming more energy during the holidays, too. Washing clothes in cold water and setting the dryer on low heat will help in reducing the electric bill.</p> <p>Knowing when to say goodbye to your old system is another way to save on energy. Older appliances run up the electric bill. If you have an appliance that is more than 10 years old, consider replacing it with a newer, energy efficient model. ?????</p> <p>It is also a good idea to have all large household appliances connected to their own dedicated circuit. Too many large appliances operating at the same time on the same circuit can cause a blown fuse or a tripped breaker. A dedicated circuit for each large electrical household appliance will help keep this from happening.</p> <p>Lastly, don’t let your everyday electrical devices like laptops, cell phones or tablets get greedy and hog the power outlets. Only charge these items when they need it. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?</p> <p>You’ll have enough to worry about as the holidays set in. Take the electric bill off the list by doing these simple energy savings tips from Mr. Electric.</p> <div class="well well-sm"><em>This blog is made available by Mr. Electric for educational purposes only to give the reader general information and a general understanding on the specific subject above. The blog should not be used as a substitute for a licensed electrical professional in your state or region. Check with city and state laws before performing any household project.</em></div> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/keep-energy-hogs-at-bay-over-the-holidays" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:24:56 +0000 Mary Beth Farrell 5358 at http://www.33pulse.com

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