Checking Your Detectors

Dual-sensing smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are important for the safety of your home and your family, and both devices are now legally required in all Iowa residential dwellings. These products keep you safe in emergencies, but only if they’re in working condition. Make sure that the detectors you have in place are not only present, but functioning with our top tips for checking your detectors this spring.

7 Tips for Maximizing Your Energy Savings

Want some quick, easy action steps to help save some energy (and green) during the high-electrical consumption period of summer? Read more at the Spark blog at McAllister Electrical Services. Photo credit: savewithies.com

MES Spark: Rewiring in a 100-year-old church

Garryowen Catholic Church in rural Bernard, Iowa, was founded in 1840 by Rev. Samuel Mazzuchelli and is on the National Register of Historic Places. MES was called to help with their renovation in 2015, in order to make this 150+ year-old building into a 21st Century, energy-efficient structure.

MES Spark: Solar Electricity

Farmers and ag-industry businesses are always looking for ways to be good stewards of their land and promote energy-efficiency. In this entry of the MES Spark Blog, a farmer in rural Bernard, IA, installs a solar panel to power his hog operation.