National Geographic : 1938 May
AN ADVERTISEMENT OF THE WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC & MFG. CO. * PITTSBURGH, PA. Homes should be rated by what they can DO HORSEPOWER of a house? It sounds odd but homes are modern or not according to the amount of work they can do electrically. And when you use a kilowatt hour of electricity, it has done just about as much work as a horse could do in an hour provided a horse could sweep, cook, do the washing and iron ing, provide light and refrig eration, tend the furnace, wind the clock, and furnish enter- tainment that varies from Pag liacci to Charlie McCarthy, according to your mood. Electricity will do all these things and more. But in build ing, buying, or renting, it is important to see that the proper groundwork is laid for its use. Wiring should be ample, with plenty of outlets. Circuits should have modern protec tion. Even if you cannot take complete advantage of electricity today, plan for its wider use in the days to come. By giving only the same attention to its electrical sys tem that you give to its room arrangement, heating, and decoration, you can make your entire home a busy servant. A servant that will bring you comfort, leisure, health and pleasant living for only a few cents a day. A servant that will be even more efficient using Westinghouse apparatus and appliances. ® Westinghouse & "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."