What is Electricity?
Electricity is the flow of electrical power or charge
Sources of electricity are everywhere in the world. There is a range of energy resources available to generate electricity. These energy resources fall into to main categories, often called renewable and non-renewable energy resources. Each of these resources can be used as a source to generate resources. Each of these resources can be used as a source to generate electricity, whcih is e very useful way of transferring energy from one place to another such as the home or industry.
Before we began generating electricity, over 100 years ago, fireplaces and ppot-belly stoves kept harms warm, kerosene lamps and candles lit homes and food was kept in cool iceboxes or underground storage cellars.
-A spark of static electricity can measure up to three thousand (3,000 volts) volts. A bolt of lighting can measure up to three million (3,000,000) volts and it last less than one second!
-Electricity we use in our homes comes from primary sources like:
sun, and other natural sources
-We use electricity every day for heat, light, and power.
Lighting Saving Energy CFL (compact flourescent light bulbs are a good choice for home lighting because they use less energy than incadescent bulbs, produce the same light output, and last up to 10 times longer. Each bulb can save $40 or more in electricity costs over it lifetime.
For greater savings energy star recommends using CFLs in fixtures that are used at least 15 minutes at a time.
Recycling and Disposal of CFLs
Requirement for CFL recycling vary by state. For more information, visit the EPA.
Energy Star is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy-efficiency.
Save energy-save money by choosing energy star appliances. For information on how to choose appliances go to Energy Star.