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Outdoor Electronics

Outdoor Electronics

on June 3, 2016

Lawn parties, decorative lighting, automated sprinklers, and countless other electrical devices have pushed your power grid to the outdoors.  Unfortunately, you have less control over the outdoors than you do when wires and outlets are located inside the walls of your home.  A little bit of consideration is all it takes to make sure that […]

The Dangers of Old Wiring

Dangers of Aging Wiring

on May 6, 2016

Electricity moves through our homes, powering devices and charging phones on a daily basis.  We know that every appliance will eventually break, and that replacements will be necessary over time.  But we tend to forget that, inside the walls, there are wires, cables, and switches seeing just as much wear and tear (if not more) […]

How to Set Up Your Network

Wired and Wireless Networks

on February 25, 2016

While not part of your electrical system, computers, tablets, phones, even your entertainment center are now hooked up to the information network of your home.  Most of this is done wirelessly, but for some items, a wired connection using an Ethernet cable is ideal.  Even if you are using a wireless network, the initial setup […]

A guide to common electrical receptacle problems

Why Aren’t My Electrical Outlets Working?

on January 8, 2016

When we think of home electricity, we tend to think of light switches, lamps, and climate controls.  While it’s a bit archaic now, your electrical utilities even used to be called a “light bill” (though with some power hungry devices it’s anything but a light bill). Yet your home revolves around electrical outlets more than […]

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What Makes Up Your Home’s Electrical System?

on October 16, 2015

Most of us only recognize electricity as that utility that costs so much each month or is pulled from an outlet when we charge our devices.  But there’s more to your home’s electrical system than just charging a phone or your bank account.  At Mainstream Electric, we know how it works, but we’d like you […]