[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 5px 0px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]An electrical service panel is the circuit breaker, or fuse box that is in your home. This not only distributes circuits throughout your home, but also has the ability to turn the entire power off! Technology has definitely come a long way since the inception of powering homes, however most people don’t understand how electricity really works. Do you know the process of powering your home with electricity? Let’s take a look at how this works:[/cs_text][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]Electricity is made at a power plant through massive generators. Most power plants use coal today, but natural gas, water and even wind are used to generate electricity in today’s world. The current is sent through transformers to increase the voltage, which ultimately pushes the power to long distances![/cs_text][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]You would think that getting electricity in your home would be easy, right? Well it really is more complex than it sounds! The electrical charge goes through a series of steps to decrease its own power, so it is safe enough to deliver to your home. To keep it simple, the power plants have to generate the electricity to a high enough level, so it can travel long distances to the transmission towers (the big steel towers you see in the countryside). When it reaches the transmission towers, the voltage will decrease in power so it will be safe enough to travel to the substations.[/cs_text][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]From the substation, the electricity shoots out through your local neighborhood distribution lines. This is where the service panel in your home comes into play! The voltage is finally sent to your service panel (likely in your basement or garage) and protects your home from being overloaded through breakers or fuses. At this point, electricity will travel through the walls (through wires) and into the outlets inside your home![/cs_text][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”]At the end of the day, Electricity is not to be toyed with. ALWAYS have a professional electrician take a look at your home’s service panel if your electrical system is malfunctioning. If you aren’t sure whether or not your electrical system has been properly cared for, we highly recommend that you give us a call and set up a HEP electrical safety inspection. Our HEP electrical safety inspection is a 12-point inspection that is based on the National Electrical Code, the National Fire Prevention Code and a set of local ordinances and safety regulations that have been tailored for cities within East Tennessee. Call us today at 865-234-0501![/cs_text][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left”][/cs_column][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″ style=”padding: 10px;”][x_widget_area sidebar=”sidebar-main” ][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]