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

Common Energy Wasters

Creating a comfortable home is one of the most important objectives for people. This may be even more true in the last several months while we have been quarantined. It has also been a good time for assessing the ‘health’ of your home and addressing issues you may have overlooked. In this blog we will provide information on a variety of energy wasters in the home.

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

Ceiling Fans

With the summer weather arriving one home fixture that can be a problem for homeowners is the ceiling fan. Most modern homes have at least one and many homes have one in nearly every room. The ceiling fan may come with lighting which makes it more complex to troubleshoot and repair. In this blog we will provide information on this essential product – the ceiling fan.

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

Car Charging Stations

One growing change in the American home is the continued installation of EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment) to accommodate the growing number of privately purchased electric vehicles. It is a fascinating change that requires a reconsideration of the electrical requirements in the home, workplace and public areas.

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

Welcome Spring with a New Electric Panel

The electric panel in your home also goes by the name ‘load center’. You should already know where it is because you have probably had to reset a circuit breaker when the power goes out. Specifically, it is the metal electrical service box frequently located in the garage or utility room. Its purpose is to ‘accept’ the power that enters your home and then distribute the electric current to the various circuits.

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

Preparing for a Weather-Related Power Outage

March heralds the coming of spring in all its bountiful glory. Flowers and trees are blooming, the earth is beginning to turn green again and there are more sunny days. However, Mother Nature tends to play tricks on people and spring is also a busy time for weather-related power outages. This article will provide some advice on how to prepare for and ride out a storm that can leave you ‘powerless’.

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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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