Home Electricity Origins
You use electricity every day. It lights your house, heats your food and powers your computer. But where does it come from? Electricity begins with powerful turbines located in power plants. These turbines use mechanical energy and magnets to create electric energy, which is then dispersed through heavy, thick power cables to your home.
August 29th, 2014
Your roof could be the cause of a high energy or gas bill. If air is seeping into your home, this could force you to use more heat when its [...]
August 28th, 2014
When choosing which concrete mixer to use for your home job, quality is best. Don’t be fooled by cheaper mixers as they are more likely to break down or are [...]
August 27th, 2014
The lives and homes of many inhabitants of Napa, California were dramatically changed after the 6.0 earthquake experienced there on Sunday, August 23, 2014. Unfortunately, approximately 3,000 homes that should have been [...]
Home Electricity Journey
Once electricity leaves the power plant, how does it get from there to your home? After all, the electricity that leaves the power plant is not only far away, it's also at much too high a voltage to be used safely at home. Luckily, the electricity flows through a system of transformers and substations which breakup and reroute the electricity coming through, while also reducing the voltage to some-thing more usable inside a home. By the time it reaches your meter, the electricity is safe to use.