Moving into a new home or apartment can be an exhausting process. Moving can take a lot out of you and your wallet. One of the simplest ways to save money is via your electric bill. Lighting is a huge part of your energy usage. Different types of lighting use various amounts of energy. The energy usage is notably different for incandescent vs LED lights.
If you’re moving into an older home or apartment, it may be full of traditional incandescent bulbs. You’ve probably heard everywhere that you should immediately replace incandescent lighting with LED lighting, but is it that simple?
Here at Mister Sparky Electrician NWA, we’ll break down the differences of incandescent vs LED light bulbs and if one is truly better than the other. If you have any questions or are interested in learning more from Mister Sparky NWA, don’t hesitate to give us a call or visit the rest of our website! … Continue reading
National Fire Prevention Week 2022 is the week of October 9-15! Since 1922, the National Fire Prevention Agency has celebrated this special week.
For the one-hundredth anniversary of National Fire Prevention Week, the 2022 NFPA slogan is, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape,” to remind you about the simple but important things you can do to keep yourself and those around you safe in the event of a home fire.
A home escape plan is perhaps the best fire safety measure you can take. Here at Mister Sparky Electrician Springdale, we know the dangers electricity and fires pose to homes and families. We’ve broken down the steps you can take to implement a home escape plan with data and tips from the NFPA.
Once your plan is in place, call Mister Sparky Electrician Springdale or visit our website to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced and skilled electricians. They can review your home, identify possible electrical hazards, and administer quick, effective solutions.
Knowing if it is time for an electrical panel replacement is not as easy as it seems, but there can be a few indicators that it might be time to check it out. But first, let’s cover the basics of electrical panels.
An electrical panel, also known as a circuit breaker box or an electrical box, is a metal box that contains your home’s circuit breaker switches. The switches can turn off or “trip” when a power surge is detected, or you can turn them off manually.
Each switch controls the electrical current to a specific part of your home. For example, there are switches for kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, and more.
You probably repair or replace electrical components like outlets and wires regularly. But an electrical panel might go under the radar. It isn’t used very often and is built to last many years. However, an electrical panel will need replacing eventually.
Here at Mister Sparky Electric, we’ve found answers to some of your most pressing questions regarding electrical panel replacement.
If an electrical emergency arises and you need help, don’t hesitate to call the experts at Mister Sparky Electric! … Continue reading
Ground fault circuit interrupters, or GFCIs, can cut power to the entire outlet in certain circumstances. They are most often in locations like hallways, bedrooms, and kitchens.
GFCIs monitor the level of electricity traveling through a circuit. If too much power comes through, the GFCI shuts the circuit off. They are designed to respond to quick, high-voltage surges. Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters, inversely, respond to sustained, low-voltage surges.
GFCIs are often placed in kitchens and bathrooms. These are places with lots of water. An electrical surge may occur if water comes into contact with an outlet.
Therefore, these outlets are critical. GFCIs can prevent fatal electrical shocks and dangerous electrical fires.
This is why it is vital to have fully-functional GFCI outlets.
However, they are not perfect and can sometimes stop working. There are several reasons why this might happen. Here at Mister Sparky Electrician NWA, we’ve identified a few ways your GFCI can stop working and some remedies that may get it back in working order. … Continue reading