Last week Texas had major power outages across most of the state. The crisis occurred due to unusually cold weather coupled with the failure of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) failing to prepare the Texas electric infrastructure for extreme weather (read Winter Storm 2021 to learn …
The energy that powers our homes is magical. It runs our appliances, heats our water and we have light whenever we want it. But we don't really know how the electricity is created and delivered to our homes or the wires that deliver it to appliances and lights are hidden in the walls.
Here's your opportunity to gain some insight into how electricity is generated (traditional and solar) and how it powers your home.
All Power from the Grid or Solar? Articles
- How the Electric Grid Delivers Power to Houses
- Where is My Dining Room Chandelier?
- 44 Homeowner Electrical Checklist Tips
- Electrical Building Code Changes Coming
- How Electrical Outlets are Changing
- Popup Electrical Outlets That Make Sense
- Want a House with No Electric Bill?
- Solar Energy Facts We All Need to Understand
- Powering Your Home with a Car?
- Solar Alternatives Include this Light Catcher
- Solar Panel Costs & Tax Credits
- Solar Panels Power Boats & Our Homes
- Alternative Energy Sources for Your Home
- Free Heat with Passive Solar Design
- Electrical Safety Tips to Protect Your Home
- Peace of Mind and Generators
A dining room chandelier provides light and ambiance for this often forgotten room (read: The Unused Dining Room Dilemma). Like a beautiful piece of jewelry, dining room chandeliers often act as the room's focal point. With an open floor plan, your dining room needs something to define its' space. …
Building a house involves lots of decisions. An electrical checklist will save you money by helping you identify where you want outlets and wall switches placed during construction. That's because it's much cheaper to move electrical boxes and wiring when the walls are open. Once the walls are …
Building codes are used to improve the safety of of our homes (read: Short History of Building Codes). The latest electrical building code, the 2020 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC), was recently published by the National Fire Protection Association. Builders, remodelers and …
Electrical outlets are becoming more critical in our connected world. Home fixtures like lights are getting smarter and everyone in the family has a smart phone. So why aren't we getting smarter about where we put our outlets? …
We're used to seeing electrical outlets along the walls, down near the floor. In kitchens and bathrooms you also find outlets on the walls just above the counter tops. The challenge is with open floor plans there are fewer walls, so fewer places to put outlets. This seems a bit crazy with all our …