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

Energy Efficiency Resolutions

Happy 2021! As we enter this new year with high hopes, it is also a good time to resolve to be more energy efficient around the home. What follows are some easy energy-efficient resolutions to make saving energy a household habit in the coming year.

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

Static Electricity and Your Electronics

People tend to find static electricity an amusing phenomenon that can’t do much more harm than cause a brief shock and/or spark. But, it has been estimated that static electricity causes billions of dollars in damage annually.

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

News About Alternative Energy

Sometimes the ingenuity of mankind is nothing short of awe-inspiring. This is especially true when it comes to using various forms of alternative energy to create electricity. A review of ideas that are being promoted and employed in countries around the world make for interesting reading and might even renew your faith in humanity! Consider the following.

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

Electricians and Construction Safety Best Practices

Electrical workers of all types are critical to construction. They perform all types of services – from creating power lines to setting up the electrical systems within a building. The work is exacting and dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Electrical safety is paramount to the construction industry. What follows are a few of the best practices that must be adhered to by electricians while working on a construction site.

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

Electric Perks for the Homeowner

For most people, their home is their most valuable material possession. It is a source of pride and comfort as well as its own savings account – you build equity with each mortgage payment. As we find ourselves being confined to quarters more than ever you have probably thought of a few projects that would make your home even more comfortable. May we suggest a few more upgrades?

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

Troubleshooting Flickering LED Lights

The world has embraced the LED light in place of the incandescent bulb. LED lights are infinitely more efficient. They last for thousands of hours, tend to use much less electricity, can be dimmed or turned up, and are generally a softer intensity. Even with all its advantages, however, the LED light can require occasional intervention. In other words, LED lights may start to flicker after a while. You may not even notice it at first, but flickering LED lights require your attention. In fact, you may find that they even fade out or fail to turn on. In these cases you may want to rely on the following advice to get to the root of the problem.

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

Do You Need a New Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans have long been a finishing touch to many home decors. But, they can also be an important part of ventilating and cooling a home as well. One recent market study found there are an average of 15 million ceiling fans purchased by home and business owners annually. However, there are many home and business owners who purchase a property where installed ceiling fans are a part of the sale. Although they may not have decided to purchase ceiling fans on their own – they still own them nonetheless.

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

Proactive Tips for Electrical Fire Prevention

Homeowners must always be cautious and aware of the possibility of an electrical fire. Fall and winter are the most common times of year for electrical fires to occur for several reasons. First, people are indoors for longer periods of time and using more electricity to light and heat the home. Too, they are generally too trusting of electrical appliances and don’t understand they pose a danger if not handled properly. What follows are some tips for preventing electric fires in the home.

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

Specialty Outlets

It is the responsibility of professional electricians to be knowledgeable about a variety of subjects including ‘specialty outlets’ – better known as electrical receptacles. Many people are unaware that different appliances require varying specialty outlets. It is important for homeowners to have a basic knowledge of standard and specialty outlets. In most homes a standard duplex receptacle is most common. It is the typical two plug outlet that provides 15 amps of power.

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

Reminders on Electrical Fire Prevention in the Home

With the onset of fall and winter, there is often an increase in electrical fires in the home. People tend to stay indoors more than any other time of the year. Since there is less natural light available, there is an increase in electrical consumption for lighting. However, today’s homes are filled with electronic devices that entertain and make the home more efficient. However, this increased demand can also lead to an electric fire. So, before you shut yourself and your family in for the next few months – take an assessment of the electrical issues that could result in a home fire.

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