Interesting Facts About Electricity

Interesting Facts About Electricity

Just because our name is Alltech Air Conditioning doesn’t mean that it is the only thing that we do. We are also expert, licensed electricians and we have all of the skills that are necessary to design and create entire electrical systems. We love what we do and we have come across some interesting facts about electricity. But remember, when you are dealing with electricity, you will want to contact skilled professionals to decrease the chance of injury. Here are some Interesting Facts About Electricity From Your Electrical Contractors …

  • Electricity travels at 300,000,000 metres per second, AKA the speed of light.
  • A shock of static electricity is said to be about 20,000 volts
  • Lightning bolts travel at 209,214 km/h and can be up to 30,000°C
  • Electric eels can produce up to 500 volts of electricity to protect themselves
  • A bird can sit on power lines as long as they are only touching one at a time. If they touch a second line, they will be electrocuted.
  • Two positive or two negative charges resist each other, while one of each are attracted to each other.
  • Coal is the largest producer of electricity in the world.
  • Electricity helps make our hearts beat. There are specific machines called Electrocardiograms (ECG) that measure how much electricity is going to the heart.
  • American Benjamin Franklin did a lot of research on electricity in the 18th century. He invented the lightning rod.

Whether you are starting from scratch or just need regular maintenance on your existing power system, Alltech Air Conditioning would love to be your electrician. Call us today.

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