causes a power loss?
A. Power loss
may be caused by any unforeseen event that disconnects the
power from your electrical system like energy shortage, a
winter storm, or problem with a power line.
circuits breaker trip?
A. When too
many appliances are plugged in or turned on in the circuit,
you will experience an overload which makes the circuit
breaker trip. Other reasons are faulty wiring or
appliances that cause a short circuit.
Causes A Power Loss?
loss may be caused by a winter storm, an energy shortage, a
summer brownout, a downed tree falling on a power line, an
earthquake or any unforeseen event that cuts off the power
to your electrical system.
How can I prepare for Power loss?
You can install a backup power system, consisting of a
generator connected to a switching panel. USA Electric
installs all sizes of emergency home generator systems
according to your home needs.
How does a generator work?
When the power goes out, a generator creates electrical
power without using a utility's electrical source.
Typically, a generator runs on fuel, like diesel, natural
gas or LPG.
When a generator is installed in your home, one main breaker
is connected to your home's load center and the other main
breaker is connected to your generator. The generator panel
is then connected to circuits for critical electrical loads
- furnace, refrigerator, lights, sump pump, etc. - that you
designate need to remain on during a power loss.
What type of generator is right for my home?
The first step in purchasing a generator is to identify
the things you absolutely cannot live without during a power
outage. Usually high on the list will be the refrigerator
and the freezer, a well pump, the furnace fan if you have
natural gas or oil heat, and maybe some lighting.
USA Electric can share more details with you, just give us a
call to find out how you can protect yourself against power
My house does not have grounded outlets. Do I need to
rewire my house?
No, in home wiring, prior the 1960’s, it was quite common to
only have a 2 wire (not grounded) system. The NEC allows
the installation of GFCI outlets either at the first outlet
of the circuit or at every outlet. They must however be
labeled “ungrounded receptacle”.
My electric bill is too high. is my electric meter spinning faster then it should?
No, all electric meters are calibrated once by their manufacturer. Your meter is designed to spin by the electrical energy that passes through it. Therefore, it is not possible that the meter is “over spinning”. In some cases mechanical meters may spin slower then they should due to gear issues.