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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home Electricity

As a homeowner or even an apartment renter it is a good idea to have an electrical ‘walk-around’ to check your wiring, electrical outlets and lights at least once a year. Most people make a variety of New Year’s resolutions – and tending to the electrical health of your residence should be one of them! If you make this a January habit that you tie to the turnover of the New Year, then it will be easy to remember. Too, you should catalog the process and outcomes, so you have a point of reference in the future.

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

Tis the Season

From November through the New Year Americans rush to light up their homes indoors and out. We trust that the lights we have stored in the attic for the last ten months are safe to hang on the tree and adorn the outdoor eaves of our homes. The number of fires increases exponentially at the holiday time and many can be traced to improper use of electric circuits. This blog will offer some good advice on how to avoid electric fires. We suggest you print it and hang it on your refrigerator or someplace highly visible.

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