Electrical Trivia from Mister Sparky

Electricity: is everywhere and nowhere all at once.  How much do you know about the invisible energy that lights up the world?  (answers below)

Question #1: Which American company consumes the highest percentage of the world’s energy?

  1. General Motors
  2. ExxonMobil
  3. Google
  4. Dow

Question #2: Halogen lamps should always be kept away from?

  1. Curtains
  2. Clothing
  3. Combustible materials
  4. All of the above

Question #3: Which state consumes the most amount of electricity per household?

  1. California
  2. New York
  3. Wyoming
  4. Louisiana

Question #4: Approximately what percentage of a light bulb’s energy is consumed by generating heat?

  1. 10
  2. 25
  3. 50
  4. 90

Question #5: Which home appliance consumes the most electricity?

  1. Water heater
  2. Refrigerator
  3. Television
  4. Personal Computers

Question #6: Approximately how much money is lost in the U.S. due to Inefficient appliances, drafty windows and doors, poor insulation, and other fixable energy wasters?

  1. $300 Million
  2. $3 Billion
  3. $30 Billion
  4. $300 Billion

Question #7: How much voltage is needed to injure a person?

  1. 120 volts or more
  2. 240 volts or more
  3. 300 volts or more
  4. Any voltage

Question #8: What’s the most cost-effective source of renewable energy for use at home?

  1. Wind
  2. Biomass
  3. Solar
  4. Hydroelectric

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Answers:

  1. (Google uses enough energy to continuously power 200’000 homes)
  2. (All of the above—Halogen floor lamps operate at much higher temperatures than a standard incandescent light bulb. Never place a halogen floor lamp where it could come in contact with draperies, clothing or other combustible materials)
  3. D (The average Louisiana resident consumes 15,270 kilowatt hours per year)
  4. D (Incandescent lightbulbs create light by heating a filament inside the bulb and therefore generate a lot of heat. Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), on the other hand, use about 80% less electricity than conventional bulbs and last up to 12 times as long)
  5. B (Refrigerators in the U.S. consume about the same energy as 25 large power plants produce each year)
  6. (This is more than the annual budget for the U.S. military)
  7. D (Any voltage from any source can cause serious injury to your or family. Call Mister Sparky today to schedule your five-point safety inspection)
  8. (Solar power is the most inexpensive source of renewable energy for most homeowners and renters. Residential solar panel installation costs have dropped in recent years).

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