The Different Types of Electrical Wiring

Different types of electrical wiring are needed for different types of appliances and applications throughout your home. Electrical wiring is measured in gauges, which simple tells you how heavy the wire is. The heavier the wiring, the more electricity is able to flow through the circuit. Very heavy gauge wiring is used for large appliances, while small gauge, low voltage wiring is used for lights, smoke detectors, alarm systems, and other light circuits. Watch this video to learn more about the different types of residential electrical wiring.

As you can see, there are lots of different types of electrical wiring. Unless you are a professional electrician, it can be easy to use the wrong wire for the wrong application. To make sure your home's electrical system is in tip-top shape, hire a residential electrical contractor in Columbus for all your electrical maintenance, repair, and installation needs.


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