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Spring Maintenance for Your Home

on April 14, 2017

With warmer weather approaching, it’s time to take a good look at your home and take Spring Cleaning’ a step beyond removing dust and clutter.  Every year we advise getting the annual maintenance for your HVAC unit done before you need to turn on your AC unit for the summer.  In fact, annual maintenance is […]

The Best Blogs of 2016

on December 29, 2016

Simple Home Electrical Fixes Unless you designed it yourself (and sometimes, even if you did), there will always be one or two things about your home that can use changes or upgrades over the years.  The electrical system for your home is no different.  The number of fixes, upgrades, and additions required to make your […]

Natural Ways to Fight Allergies

on September 9, 2016

Fall allergies are starting to hit several of us hard.  Sniffles, constant sneezing, red eyes, irritable sinuses, and sore throats do not have to be the anthem of your fall season, however.  You also don’t need to spend most of the season drowsy or passed out antihistamines and medical histamine blockers.  Taking care of the […]

Set Your AC and Leave It Alone!

on July 8, 2016

When the temperature outside is less than enjoyable, we retreat indoors and set our climate controls to comfortable.  But when it’s too hot indoors, many of us will crank the air conditioner down to an intolerably cold level in order to cool off the house faster.  Don’t do this.  Whether you’re trying to cool your […]

Energy Conservation and You

Energy Conservation and You

on June 10, 2016

At Mainstream Electric, we talk a lot about electrical safety and repairs you can make at home.  Another thing we enjoy discussing is ways you can reduce just how much energy you use on a daily basis.  Energy consumption is an expensive part of daily life and, while that’s what energy is there for, reducing […]

Air filter basics and replacements

The Basics of Air Filters

on April 2, 2016

It’s the most basic maintenance you can perform for your furnace or air conditioner, but it’s also one of the most essential.  A clean air filter helps deal with allergens floating throughout the home, limits the spread of mold spores, and helps to improve the efficiency of your central air system by limiting dust accumulation […]