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5 Good Insulators For Electricity & Their Uses

5 Good Insulators For Electricity & Their Uses

What Are Good Insulators? Insulators are used to limit the transfer of heat or electricity. They have high resistance to the flow of electrons, which makes these ideal materials to protect against the effects of heat and electricity. We’ve listed some good insulators...

Electrical Fires: How They Start, Warning Signs, & Prevention

Electrical Fires: How They Start, Warning Signs, & Prevention

Electricity is a necessity within modern homes for the appliances we use on a daily basis. As we all learn every time the power goes out, it can be incredibly hard to be productive without the power in your home. Not only is it dark, but there goes your plans of...

What Are the Most Common Circuit Breaker Sizes & Uses?

What Are the Most Common Circuit Breaker Sizes & Uses?

What exactly does a circuit breaker do, and why does a circuit breaker sizes matter? A circuit breaker is a switch that monitors the electrical current in a circuit, and automatically stops an electrical current in the case of a circuit shortage or overload. Continue...

Conductor vs. Insulator: What are they and how do they work?

Conductor vs. Insulator: What are they and how do they work?

Conductors and insulators are both important when it comes to practical household electrical work. All materials are different in the way they allow electrons to move through them. Electrical conductivity relies on electron movement, as protons and neutrons are not...

Electrical Hazard-Be Careful Of These Common Dangers

Electrical Hazard-Be Careful Of These Common Dangers

Common Electrical Hazards   The most effective way to avoid an electrical accident in your home is by knowing the common electrical hazards to watch out for. Though homes rely heavily on electricity for comfort, powering electronics, and making life simpler, the...

What is a ground wire & why they are important

What is a ground wire & why they are important

Ground wiring, or a ground wire is a term often thrown around when discussing a home’s electrical wiring, yet what exactly does it do?    Purpose of a Ground Wire Ground wiring is an electrical wire that travels into the ground below your home to deliver excess...

How much does it cost to charge an electric car in BC?

How much does it cost to charge an electric car in BC?

As gas prices continue to hit new highs in B.C., vehicle owners may consider switching to an electrical vehicle due to their charging cost, efficiency, convenience and lower emission rate. However, how much does it really cost to charge an electric car in B.C.?...

What is grounding in electricity, and how does it relate to my home?

What is grounding in electricity, and how does it relate to my home?

As a homeowner, it is likely that you have heard of electrical grounding, yet what does it really mean and why does it matter? Electrical grounding allows for an alternate pathway that routes your electrical current to flow back into the ground, specifically if there...

Electrical Wiring Colors – What Do They Mean?

Electrical Wiring Colors – What Do They Mean?

If you are attempting an electrical system DIY, it is crucial to be aware and knowledgeable regarding the electrical color codes and what they mean. As the electrical system is one of the most dangerous systems in your home, it is smart to keep your distance unless...

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