How a Home Electrical System Works

Diagram of a house’s electrical panel, including color-coded connections to various subpanels and circuit breakers.

An overview of how a home electrical system works with illustrations of various components Electricity has become an essential part of contemporary life, energizing lights, appliances, heat, air conditioning, televisions, telephones, computers, and many other modern conveniences. Electricity arrives at your house from your local utility company by a power line or underground though a […]