To finish off this series, we are ending with one last common type of wires used in homes. Then, we are moving onto the big question we all wonder around this time of year. That question being, how much energy do we use on Thanksgiving, and how can we cut down our holiday energy usage ?
Common house wires:
Our last type of common wire used in homes is the coaxial cable. Coaxial cable is starting to become less and less common due to other forms of data wiring. For example, there is HDMI for television data.
The coaxial cable is a round jacketed cable. It features an inner conductor surrounded by a tubular insulating layer. That is surrounded by a tubular conducting shield made of braided wire.
This type of cable can be identified by the threaded connectors that are used to make unions and device hookups. Coaxial was once the norm. It was standard to use coaxial to connect the television to an antenna or cable service delivery.
For those that use a satellite, you may still be using a coaxial cable. Alternatively, you may be using a coaxial cable to a subscription television service to an in-home distribution point. It is round and typically has black or white insulation.
The appearance of coaxial cable makes it easy for those to distinguish between NM electrical circuit cables. Coaxial cables carry minuscule amounts of voltage which makes it very unlikely to cause shock of any kind. However, this only rings true if the cables are not connected to another source of current.
Now, let’s talk Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving energy usage:
Thanksgiving is a day of excess and gratefulness. In the United States, we all gather together for a large meal. The foods offered to family and loved ones are usually not served on our every day dinner table.
Most often, families make the best of the best recipes. Some recipes are passed down generations. It is a bonding experience and creates magical memories beginning in childhood.
In order for those memories to be made, your home must provide adequate power to every appliance needed. This is especially true for kitchen appliances. Let’s start where it all begins.
First off, the family hosting Thanksgiving prepares at least one day before Thanksgiving. Cleaning and tidying up is a must as some family and friends come over that have not visited in months. Vacuums get plugged into every outlet and it is a great idea to check that all light bulbs are working. Burnt out bulbs should be replaced.
The days leading up to Thanksgiving is a great time to replace the outdated chandelier you’ve been resenting. Call Sanford Electric’s experienced electricians to do any last minute electrical work. It usually will not take more than an hour.
There is no way of knowing what the temperature and weather will be like on the special day. An air conditioning unit must be working great to cool off the house during all of the cooking and baking. If you have baked more than one pie before, you know how quickly the house can get hot.
We are happy to inspect your electrical wiring to confirm it is working properly for you and your guests. Washing machines and refrigerators are vital in Thanksgiving preparation, especially in Florida. Next week, we are sharing more about the actual energy usage the average family uses on Thanksgiving!