Understanding How Power Works

We all need power. In fact, if we lost power in any fashion we tend to freak out and wonder what to do. Even today, I will admit when we have a storm, and the power goes out I start to freak out. Not because I am afraid of the dark, but all of my toys are now dead. When this happens, I think of contacting a local electrician in Canton, GA to check it out.

What is electricity?

Electricity is a force controlled by electric current. This current has two parts, a voltage and an amperage. Voltage will always remain constant at any given point unless something changes the value like a flow or leak in the circuit. The amperage of an electricity system can be altered by a number of factors.

In an electricity circuit you have a power supply, the thing that is giving out the electrons, and then loads powered by the electrons. The load is anything that takes in the electrons to do something such as a light bulb or motor. If any one of these things fail there are hundreds of issues that can arise that will cause failure.

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What are the main things we use electricity for?

Power to our homes – this is the majority of people’s needs in the United States. We all want power when it is dark out or if we want to cook, water our grass, watch TV, air conditioning and heat for hot days and cold nights. This also includes any appliances that you might use such as washers/dryers, dishwashers, microwaves, coffee makers and refrigerators. This is a large percentage of how we use our power and why it is important to have this in place when you open up your business.

When it comes to understanding power, we need to take our time and see how it affects our lives. Make sure that you don’t abuse power because it will end up biting you in the end.

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