What is an Electrical Emergency?

Some common emergencies with your electrical system, from power outages to circuit breaker issues, and what to do about them.

How Do I Light My Landscape?

Landscaping lighting keeps your yard stylish and safe. This introduction to landscaping lighting gives you the basics on getting started.

The Functionality of Recessed Lighting

Recessed lights offer functionality and elegance that can instantly enhance all the other aspects of any given room.

Do All Outdoor Outlets Have To Be GFCI?

What are GFCI outlets, and how can they keep you safe, both indoors and outdoors?

How To Install Outdoor Outlets

Professionally installed outdoor outlets at your Jacksonville, FL home protect your home and family from associated dangers like shock, electrocution, and fire.

Save Money and Energy in the Kitchen

As we welcome the fall season and its family gatherings, football, and holiday festivities, we usually find the kitchen at the heart of every celebration.

Why Did My Doorbell Stop Working?

These are the most common reasons your doorbell stopped working and some solutions to help you fix it

A Guide to Electrical Terms

Electricians use lots of industry related terms that aren’t always familiar to a homeowner. These common electrical terms will have you communicating like a pro.

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Electric System?

Whether you’re plugging in a phone charger or flipping on a light switch, it’s easy to forget what’s going on behind the walls.

Why is My Light Switch Hot?

Properly installed and loaded light switches should never be warmer to the touch than room temperature. When wall switches feel hot, call in a professional to investigate.

Are You Using the Wrong Light Bulb for That Lamp?

From size to wattage and more, there are a number of bulb choices when it comes to lighting your home.

Should I Use a Plastic or Metal Electrical Box?

The most commonly used electrical boxes are constructed of plastic but there are times a metal junction box should be used instead. Here’s everything you need to know.

Why Are My Lights Flickering?

Flickering lights can be a small issue or a big problem that results in serious damage, including fire. Here’s how to identify what’s making your home’s lights flicker.

Avoid Summertime Woes with These Energy Saving Tips

With the heat of the season, plus the slow summer routine of everyone being home together more often, energy usage can skyrocket – and we all know what that means – utility bills that grow just as quickly. Avoid the stress and follow these tips to save energy and money this summer.

What You Need to Know About Whole Home Surge Protection

A whole-home surge protector can help you guard against power surges and keep your appliances safe.

Everything You Need to Know About Cold Food During a Power Outage

If a storm knocks out your power, here's how to maintain food safety.

Electrical Upgrades to Do This Summer

Electrical upgrades can help you keep you cool and save energy during northeast Florida’s long, hot summers.

Is it Time for Your House to Be Re-Wired?

If you live in or are buying an older house, rewiring can be a good idea. Look for these signs to determine if it’s time to call in the pros for an electrical upgrade.

How to Get Electrical Work Done During COVID-19

Social distancing doesn’t mean you have to forego important electrical repairs and upgrades. Extra safety precautions by technicians and homeowners is all it takes.

How Water Can Damage Your Electronics

Severe storms, hurricanes, and flooding can all cause serious damage to your Jacksonville home’s appliances and electronic devices. Here’s what to know and do about it.

How to Stay Safe During a Blackout

Florida is famous for its summer thunderstorms that lead to blackouts. These safety tips will protect you, your family, and your home from any blackout damage.

Stay Safe with These Electrical Tips

Hurricanes are unpredictable in nature, but one thing you can control is how you prepare when a storm is on its way, what you do during it, and how you respond once it has passed.

Tips to Protect Your Home from Electrical Surges

The simple zap of a power surge can destroy treasured technology across your home. It can also cause damage to your electrical system, or worse, start a fire.

Tips for Baby Proofing Home Electrical Items

Baby-proofing outlets, cords, and cables is a must for any new parent. Here’s a quick guide for keeping your new baby safe from electrical risks throughout the home.

How to Safely Use a Backup Generator

A whole house backup generator protects your home and family during storms and other blackout situations. Here’s what you need to know about safely operating one.

Deciding Which Bulbs Are Best

When it comes to choosing a lightbulb for a fixture in your home or office, it’s important to know the ins and outs of your options. Check out David Gray’s insights to guide you through the battle of the bulbs.

Common Causes of Residential Fires

Knowing the most common causes of residential fires and how to prevent them is the best way to protect your family and your home from a fire’s devastating effects.

How to Pet Proof Your Home Against Electrical Hazards

Have you pet-proofed your home? Cats, dogs, and other animal who roam free in your house need to be protected from electrical hazards. Here’s what to do.

Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your Electrical Work

There are plenty of home maintenance jobs that can be done by a competent DIYer. But DIY electrical work might have higher and more dangerous costs in the long run.

5 Ways to Lower Your Electricity Bills During Winter

Here are a few things you can do to save money during the colder months while still keeping your house comfortable.

Handling Electrical Quirks in Older Homes

Electrical hazards can be present in any home, but older houses are more likely to present problems that can lead to dangerous outcomes.

Top 5 Electrical Safety Tips for Winter in Florida

Electricity might be commonplace, but it also comes with some dangers. Use these 5 tips to stay safe when dealing with electrical power in your Florida home.

Holiday Lighting Safety Tips

Holiday lights are beautiful to look at but also pose serious safety risks. Follow these holiday lighting safety tips to keep your home lovely and safe.

Holiday Lighting Safety and Storage Tips

Whether you’re late to the game in putting up your lights this year or are considering the best ways to store them after taking them down in a couple of weeks, it’s important to understand best practices for holiday lights.

The Most Common Home Electrical Questions Answered

Is your home’s electrical system one big mystery? Take it from an electrician, it doesn’t have to be. Here are the answers to the most frequent questions Jacksonville electricians hear.

Can You Save Money on Utilities While Traveling During the Holidays?

From programmable thermostats to smart lights and more, here are some of the ways you can reduce your energy bills and save money while you're on vacation.

Hair-Raising Electrical Hazards Across Your Home

At any given moment, the average American house has 120 volts of electricity flowing through it.

What You Need to Know About Backup Generators

Storms, falling trees, and flash flooding can all cause power outages. Here’s what you need to know before investing in a backup generator for your Florida coast home.

Do Outdoor Outlets Need to Be Covered?

Here's why it's important to have covers on your outdoor outlets, and what to do if an outlet gets wet.

The Differences Between an Electrician or a Handyman

If you’ve ever faced an electrical issue in your home, then you’ve probably found yourself wondering who you should call to fix it.

Can Surge Protectors Be Dangerous?

All surge protectors are not alike and some are downright dangerous. Here’s how to sort the good from the bad and how to use them safely.

How to Know if Your House is Properly Grounded

Grounding protects people and electrical equipment in the home. Without grounding, electrical charges that build up in the wiring can create serious damage.

Why Do My Light Bulbs Keep Burning Out?

The average incandescent bulb has a lifespan of about 1,000 hours, so homeowners can usually count on several months of use before bulb replacement.

Outdoor Lighting to Make Your Summer Shine

Summer is a time for tasty barbeques, long days by the pool and late-night fun. Don’t let the sun decide when the party’s over.

Electrical Safety Tips for Thunderstorms

Florida is the lightning capital of the country. Follow these electrical safety tips to stay safe during a thunder and lightning storm.

Preparing Your Home for Hurricane Season

Florida’s hurricane season is upon us. Here’s how to get your home and your family ready for when a storm hits.

Why You Should Invest in a Backup Generator

June 1 marked the first day of hurricane season – a time to not only stock up on supplies and create an evacuation plan, but also to prep your home from the inside out before a storm hits.

How to Customize the Lights in Your Home for Your Needs

Here are a few of the ways you can use smart lighting to make your life easier and meet your needs.

Top Three Home Lighting Trends for 2019

Your home's lighting is part of its personality. Here are some of the ways you can improve your home with lighting trends and technology.

Different Ways to Control Your Lights

Smart lighting can be controlled in a variety of ways, from remote controls to smart phone apps. Let’s take a look at all the different options.

Is Smart Lighting Right for You?

Smart lighting helps reduce your energy bill, can make your home more secure, and gives you a nearly endless array of customizations.

When and Why Do I Need an Electrical Inspection?

A home electrical inspection is a surefire way to protect your home and family from dormant electrical problems.

USB Outlets 101

Between cell phones and tablets, the average home contains more mobile devices than ever before. Charging them all can be tricky. That is unless you have a USB outlet.

Do I Need a Surge Protector?

Surge protectors are an essential for every home. They’re one of the best ways to protect your appliances during storms and power surges.

What Does Short Circuit Mean And How Do I Know if I Have One?

You might have heard the term short circuit and you might have even heard about how dangerous they can be, but do you know how to prevent a short circuit?

Using Security Lighting to Protect Your Home

Security lighting can help keep your home safe, but where’s the best place to install security lighting?

Smart Home Systems Can Help Sell Your House

Technology has evolved dramatically in recent years, especially in the realm of home security and automation.

The Lowdown on Smart Lighting Systems

To keep your home safe and save money on electricity bills in your Jacksonville, Florida home, consider hiring experts to install a smart lighting system.

What Does Your Circuit Breaker Really Do?

To protect your family from electrical problems in your Jacksonville, Florida home, circuit breakers are installed to prevent circuits from overloading until the problem’s corrected.

Make Electrical Resolutions

Keeping your home electrical system at the top of its game will help you stay safe and save you money this year. Read about the top resolutions from David Gray for a brighter, safer home in 2019.

What Does Your Circuit Breaker Do?

To protect your family from electrical problems in your Jacksonville, Florida home, circuit breakers are installed to prevent overloaded circuits until the problem’s corrected.

Tips for Keeping Your Outdoor Electrical Box Waterproof

When it starts to rain here in Jacksonville, Florida, homeowners must safeguard outdoor electrical elements.

Troubleshooting Common Electrical Issues

The holidays can be stressful for quite a few reasons, but home electrical issues shouldn’t be one of them. Increased use of household appliances can cause electrical mishaps to pop up more often than usual.

Do You Have the Right Electrician for the Job?

Before hiring an electrician for the job at your Jacksonville, Florida home, make sure that you find the one who is most capable.

Electrical Basics to Know as a Homeowner

As a new homeowner in Jacksonville, Florida, there are some electrical basics that David Gray Electrical Services wants you to be aware of.

Shocking Reasons to Upgrade Your Electrical Outlets

When it comes to home improvements, wall outlet upgrades are rarely top of mind.

7 Electrical Outlet Upgrades You Should Consider

If it’s been a while since you moved into or improved your home, now would be a good time to consider upgrading the electrical outlets.

Finding an Emergency Electrician in Jacksonville, FL

When the power goes out in Jacksonville, you will want the peace of mind that comes from knowing you can quickly find an emergency electrician.

Easy Lighting Swaps to Modernize Your Home

witching up the lighting elements in your home is an easy way to enhance your space. View our favorite lighting projects and find out how a handful of electrical swaps can be the key to making your home feel more modern.

Advantages of Home Automation

Interested in automating your home to make it more comfortable and safe? Learn more about smart home technology and its advantages from David Gray Electrical Services.

Ask an Electrician: Why Isn't My Outlet Working?

The professionals at David Gray Electrical Services explain some of the most common reasons why your home's electrical outlet is no longer working.

Unique Ways to Save on Your Electrical Bill This Summer

Summer is great for many things, but your electrical bill is not one of them.

Landscape Lighting Ideas for A Beautiful Florida Home

Enjoy spending more time outside this summer with landscaping lighting. David Gray Electrical Services provides tips in a new home improvement blog post

Protecting Your Home in Florida from Lightning Strikes

Lighting strikes more frequently in North Florida during the rainy season. David Gray Electrical Services explains how to protect your home from lighting strikes.

Five Reasons to Invest in a Permanent Generator This Hurricane Season

This hurricane season get your home prepared with a permanent generator. A permanent generator not only adds value to your home but it is also safer than a portable one.

What You Should Know About Recessed Lighting

You'll get better results with your recessed lighting project by planning ahead. Learn more in this home improvement blog post from David Gray Electrical Services.

Electrical Upgrades to Make During Your Next Remodel

If you are planning to remodel your home, make electrical upgrades at the same time. Learn more in this blog from David Gray Electrical Services.

Is Your Home's Electrical Wiring Up-to-Date?

Do you know if the wiring in your home is safe? Use this checklist from David Gray Electrical Services see if it's time to time to upgrade your components.

7 Questions to Help You Hire the Best Electrician for the Job

Choose your next electrician with confidence by asking them these seven important questions. Learn more in this blog from David Gray Electrical Services.

Your Spring Guide to Landscape Lighting

With the weather warming up, now is the time of year we love to spend outdoors with our family and friends.

Steps to Preventing Home Electrical Fires

Electrical fires are one of the most common fire hazards in homes. To prevent damage and keep your home safe, make sure to take these precautions.

Tips for Switching to LED bulbs

LEDs have a number of benefits, including better efficiency and more savings on your energy bill. When you switch, make sure you choose the right color temperature and lumens for your space.

Are You Cleaning Your Outlets and Light Switches? You Should!

Keeping your electrical outlets and light switches clean reduces the number of germs in your home. Learn more in this blog from David Gray Electrical Services.

Outdoor Outlet Safety 101

With an outdoor outlet, you can cook food, listen to music, and browse the web. However, unless you follow these safety tips, you might be putting yourself and your home at risk.

Electrical Problems to Look for in a Home Inspection or Remodel

Whether you're looking for a new home or undertaking a remodel, be on the lookout for common electrical problems. By catching them early, you can prevent fires and other damage.

5 Signs It's Time to Call an Electrician

How do you know when to call an electrician? Here are five signs it’s time to call in the professionals and get the job done right.

How to Tell If Your Home Has Electrical Problems

Modern homes rely on electricity for nearly everything. From laundry to lights to Wi-Fi, today’s family can’t function without it.

Are Your Outlets And Panels At Risk For Overheating?

Concerned your outlets and panels might be overheating? Here are 4 causes to look for and how our electricians can help.

5 Reasons Your Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Outlets Keeps Tripping

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets trip few several different reasons. We can diagnose the problem.

Easy Ways to Improve Your Electrical System in 2018

Starting fresh in the new year should not only apply to personal and professional goals, but also to home-improvement objectives.

Holiday Lighting Tips to Set the Mood

Holiday feasts bring to mind warmly lit tables filled with home-cooked food and surrounded by family.

How Often Should Your Pool Electrical System Be Checked?

Avoid a deadly tragedy at your North Florida home. Learn more about having your pool’s electrical system checked by an experienced electrician.

Top Tips for Cutting Back on Electricity Usage in The Home

Reducing your electrical energy usage adds up to big savings. Tips for small and large ways to lower your electrical utility bill.

How to Make Your Home Spooky for Halloween

Cobwebs, jack-o-lanterns and graveyards are populating neighborhood homes as Halloween approaches.

Who Should Buy A Surge Protector?

Wondering if a surge protector is a smart investment for your family? Read this article from David Gray Electrical Services to find out more.

A guide to choosing lighting for your yard

Choosing the right lighting for your yard can change the overall look and function of the area. Read more about your options in this article.

Is a Backup Generator a Good Investment for Your Business?

A backup generator can be a solid investment for your business. Learn more in this blog from David Gray Electrical Services.

Is a Backup Generator a Good Investment for Your Home?

Wondering whether or not to get a backup generator for your home? Here are some things to consider as you think about the purchase.

What to Know About an Electrical Inspection

The steps to buying a home can sometimes seem daunting, but none is more important than a home inspection.

The Benefits of a Backup Generator

A backup generator will bring you peace of mind during a storm and ensure your family is safe and comfortable if a power outage occurs.

Lighting Tips to Get Your Backyard Set for Summer

These lighting tips will help you get your backyard set for the increased activity it will likely see in the Summer months.

The Convenience of Upgrading to a Smart Home

Technological advances not only make smartphones, watches and cars easier to use, they can also make your home a lot more user-friendly.

Smart Security Upgrades You Need

Many adults arrive home from work after the sun has set. It’s not only inconvenient to search for your keys in the dark, it’s also a potential security risk.

Ways Your Smart Home Can Keep You Safe

Smart home gadgets aren’t only trendy and helpful, they can actually enhance your family’s safety.

Electrical Upgrades that Add Value to Your Home

Electrical upgrades are a great way to add value – and often aesthetic appeal – to your residence.

How to Avoid Electrical Problems When Buying an Older Home

These older homes often come with a host of unseen electrical problems, including unsafe wiring, outdated electrical panels and inconvenient outlet placement.

Four Electrical Hazards You Didn’t Know About

You know it’s time to call an electrician when the power goes out – but some electrical problems are not so obvious.

How to Save Energy During the Holidays

It’s the season to be merry and bright – and we do mean bright. Decorative lights are a time-honored part of the holiday.

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Flickering lights are a staple when it comes to horror movies, but they shouldn’t be a regular occurrence in your home.

Top Pool Electrical Problems and Their Causes

There are many electrical problems that can hinder the performance of your pool. Learn more in this blog from David Gray Electrical Services.

Recessed Lighting FAQ

The recessed lighting installation process can leave you with a lot of questions. Learn more in this blog from David Gray Electrical Services.

Three Facts About Surge Protection Every Homeowner Should Know

Surge protection guards against electrical surges and lightning strikes that can wreak havoc on your home’s electrical system.

Backup Generators for the Home: What you need to know

Having a backup generator in your home can be a great tool if you know how to use it. Learn more in this blog from David Gray Electrical Services.

Stay Safe During The Summer: Electrical Safety Tips

Eliminate your risk of injury or death by practicing electrical safety this summer. Learn more in this blog from David Gray Electrical Services.

Should You Update Your Electrical System?

Wondering if your electrical system needs updating? Here are some tips from David Gray Electrical on how to decide if it’s time for an upgrade.

The Benefits of Investing in a Backup Generator

97 percent of homes are without a backup generator, making them vulnerable to inconvenient power outages.

Slice Your Summer Electric Bill with These Tips

Follow these tips to stay cool this summer while saving on your utilities.

Do Energy Efficient Lightbulbs Make a Difference on Your Power Bill?

Energy efficient bulbs claim to use less energy, but how does that affect the savings on your electric bill? Learn more in this blog from David Gray Electrical.

Signs That Your Older Home Requires Electrical Upgrades

Older homes often have old electrical systems and need upgrades to remain safe. Learn more in this blog from DG Electrical.

Give Your Home a Modern Flair with Recessed Lighting

When it comes to lighting, the choices seem endless. If you’re thinking about remodeling, there’s a type of lighting that should be on your list.

Why Is My Electrical Outlet Sparking?

What makes an electrical outlet spark and is it a sign of a larger problem with a home’s wiring? Learn more from David Gray Electrical Services.

Choose the Best Surge Protector for Your Home

There are many different kinds of surge protectors. Pick the right one for your home by using these tips from David Gray Electrical Services.

Identifying Common Home Electrical Problems

Many homes suffer from a variety of small electrical issues. Learn how to identify and prevent them in this blog from David Gray Electrical Services.

Why You Should Use LED Lights

LED lights are a rapidly advancing technology. Using them can result in savings on your electric bill and increased control of your home system.

How does Landscape Lighting Increase Safety of the Home?

Landscape lighting can increase the safety of your home and protect your family in a number of ways.

Why Do You Need a Surge Protector?

There are many different reasons for using surge protectors with your electronics. Keep your home safe by learning more in this blog from David Gray Electrical Services.

Identifying Electrical Risks in the Home

Stay safe by finding and eliminating potential electrical risks in your home. Learn more in this blog from David Gray Electrical Services.

Who can Benefit From a Backup Generator?

Many people and businesses could benefit from having a backup generator in the event of a power failure. Learn more in this blog from David Gray Electrical Services.

The Benefits of Home Automation

Take control of your electricity and lighting this year with home automation.

Increase Your Savings With These Energy-efficient Tips

Being energy-efficient is both good for the environment and your wallet - it's the easiest way to reduce your utility bill.

4 Tips for Preventing Electrical Fires when Decorating for the Holidays

For many, it's time to break the boxes of holiday decorations to deck the halls with lights, plant Santa & his reindeer in the front yard & decorate the tree.

Checklist for Choosing an Electrician

Unlike some home repairs, electrical work can be particularly tricky - even dangerous - and requires an experienced professional.

Where to Locate Electrical Outlets in Your Home

Plugging too many things into a single power point can cause it to become overloaded – a problem that could eventually spark a fire in your household.

At-Home Tips from David Gray Electrical Services

Before you call an electrician for help, you may want to do some basic checks around the house to see if your problem has an easy fix.

Lightning Strikes and Surge Protection: How to Protect Your Home

Florida is the lightning capital of the U.S. with strikes especially prevalent during the summer months. Installing surge protection is essential for minimizing any damage sustained by a lightning strike. David Gray Electrical Services can protect your electrical system by strategically installing surge protectors in several areas of your home.

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