Home Energy Library
Some conveniences that we enjoy in our homes today (DVD players, DVRs, CD Players, remote controls and home computers) seemed like science fiction just 30 years ago. And while they add to our quality of life, they can be frustrating when you experience problems with electrical service. When there is a problem, there is a tendency to "blame" the electric company. But that is rarely the case. More often than not, the problems are caused inside the home.
Most power quality problems show a unique set of symptoms that help identify the problem's cause and sometimes its location. Once you have tied the symptom to a source, you are well on your way to finding a solution.