Solera Home Improvements provides you with electrical wiring services in the general vicinity of Sunnyvale, CA
Electrical Wiring – Sunnyvale – What is a circuit?
The lead article for this series on electrical wiring provides a table of contents to all the other articles.
The electrical power outside your home originates with your electrical provider (PG&E, Silicon Valley Power, City of Palo Alto, etc) and is brought into your home to where the electric meter is.
In the same box as the meter, is the main panel, which in most homes is the only panel.
From the main panel, circuits are run to sub-panels, outlet circuits, and lighting circuits.
A circuit is a run of wires, originating at a circuit breaker in the panel, running to various locations in the home where electricity is needed, be they outlets, lights, or hard wired devices such as attic exhaust fans.
If you need help running or balancing the circuits in your home, we would very much appreciate an opportunity to be of service.
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