Circuits/Wiring

How exactly does electricity work?

When you think of the electrical wiring system of a house, you might know it consists of wires and circuits. These wires and circuits provide a path of leaving and returning of electricity from the main electrical panel to an outlet, or circuit of outlets and switches that operate appliances. The electric circuits in a standard house electrical wiring system in America is generally comprised of 120-volts or 240-volts.

Circuits and Wiring

House electrical wiring in the United States is governed by the National Electrical Code (NEC), which is published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 70) and is the basis all electricians must follow. It is update and revised continuously over the years which require continued education for our career electricians.

As an example, Grammas house that was built in the 1950’s didn’t have the common day conveniences of today’s modern homes. Hence the upgrade to the standards of electrical wiring and the devices currently used in today’s new construction to allow for the additional demand and load placed on the circuits wiring and main electrical panel system.

Updating old worn out outlets, loose switches, main electrical panels, circuits and wiring is an under estimated evaluation most homeowners overlook. Oh it works just fine….

The standard household electrical outlet consists 120 volts with up to 20 amps running to it at all times. Dryer outlets, range outlets, hot tub outlets, well pump outlets, welding outlets and A/C outlets consists of 240 volts and up to 50 amps running to it at all times. When is the last time you had an electrical inspection performed by a licensed professional electrician? Most common causes of fire are caused by electrical issues and shorts. Hartland Electric can provide an electrical inspection of your entire electrical system and provide you with an electrical panel tune-up. Loose connections or under sized wiring cause’s heat build up and start fires. We offer a variety of services to help you and the safety of your family in your home.

Wiring services provided

  • Dryer circuit
  • Electrical vehicle charging station
  • Garage power
  • Ground fault circuit interrupter circuit
  • Hot tub circuit
  • Lighting circuit
  • Low voltage wiring
  • New home wiring
  • Plug circuit
  • Range circuit
  • Sub panel
  • Switch circuit