Annapolis MD, J.M. Mullen Electric
Written by John Mullen

Is Your Home Getting Smarter?

The rage in 2020 and in the decade that looms ahead is ‘smart technology’ for your home or simply – a “smart home”. It is where your home comes equipped with devices to control your heating, lighting and electronics with your computer or phone! All of the household and maintenance chores are being taken over by technology that can perform the tasks faster, more efficiently and usually for less money. The trend is happening so quickly, it is difficult to stay abreast of what’s out there. Let’s consider a few of the devices that will help make a smart home this year.

Read More
Repair, J.M. Mullen Electric
Written by John Mullen

Ensure Your Homeowner’s Insurance Includes Electrical Issues

Your home is often your biggest investment. People will pay for insurance to cover their automobiles, boats, and a variety of other items. But, buying an insurance policy for the home is a very challenging prospect. There are so many issues to consider. Homeowners often don’t realize there are subtle nuances that become important when working with an insurance agent. So many problems can arise that are unexpected. Weather-related issues tend to be a common destructive force that should be covered in an insurance policy. Fire and catastrophic events are also generally included in an insurance policy.

Read More
Electrical contractor in Annapolis MD, J.M. Mullen Electric
Written by John Mullen

Electrical Certifications

While there are many types of jobs that don’t require certifications, electrical servicing is not one of them. It is never advisable to attempt to repair or install electrical systems of any kind without proper training and the accompanying certification. It is important to know that when you have electrical work done on your residence or commercial property you should keep all of your paperwork organized and in one area for easy retrieval. The reports should include such information as when and what tasks were performed and the outcome. Let us consider several different certifications that can be acquired for electrical work.

Read More
Electrician in Annapolis, J.M. Mullen Electric
Written by John Mullen

About Commercial vs. Industrial Electric Services

Electrical service companies may offer support for homes and businesses up to and including some very sophisticated and large building sites. The difference between the work expected of the commercial electrician versus the industrial electrician is the worksite. The industrial electrician will have the skill set to maintain and install electrical components for manufacturing and production sites. The commercial electrician will likely specialize in office facilities and retail locations.

Read More
Electrician, J.M. Mullen Electric
Written by John Mullen

Replacing Your Electrical Appliances

Today’s electric appliances are more energy efficient than ever before. They are also designed to last longer. It is often a good investment to replace aging appliances because your energy cost savings can be significant over time. There are a variety of questions to ask before making that purchase. Consider the questions listed below.

Read More
Electrical contractor in Annapolis MD, J.M. Mullen Electric
Written by John Mullen

Smart Homes

Smart homes are not a new concept by any means. The first home automation attempt, the ‘X10’ communication protocol, was released in 1975. It sent signal bursts to a home’s electronic wiring systems allowing outlets and switches to be programmed. As one might expect those early devices were not very reliable or successful, but they did lay the ground work for programmable devices of the future.

Read More
Annapolis, J.M. Mullen Electric
Written by John Mullen

A Layman’s Guide to Outlet Repair

Occasionally you may find an outlet in your residence that is not working. This brief article is a guide to performing the initial problem-solving – with some explanation on the repair process as well.

Read More
Electrical contractor in Annapolis MD, J.M. Mullen Electric
Written by John Mullen

Possible Causes for Circuit Breaker Tripping

There are few things more frustrating than having a circuit breaker trip in your home. You are usually in the middle of an activity and the sudden cessation can be unsettling to even the most seasoned homeowners. Circuit breakers are an essential safety device. Their purpose is to prevent electrical overloads by shutting off the circuit if too many amps are being used. Without circuit breakers wires could become overheated and a fire could result.

Read More
Annapolis Electrician,J.M. Mullen Electric
Written by John Mullen

Portable Generators are a Worthwhile Purchase

Americans have been given the luxury of electricity at the flip of a switch. We are so used to the idea of having our appliances run and lights turn on that it doesn’t occur to us that there are still parts of the world that lack electric innovations of any kind. More importantly, however, as the fires have raged across California, it has become quite evident that the real issue may be right here at home. The main electric company in that state has been shutting down the power. This has caused rolling brown-outs.

Read More
Commercial Electrician,J.M. Mullen Electric
Written by John Mullen

Old Wiring can Cause Commercial Fires

Many business owners open their establishments in buildings that were previously constructed. The facility may have been vacant before being purchased as a site for a company. Or, perhaps, a business may be located in a historic structure that must be maintained according to particular requirements. No matter whether the building was new, old or historic, the electrical wiring in a building should be inspected regularly and the proprietor should be assured that it is up-to-date and worry free.

Read More
1 2 3 13