I was just wondering if somebody could please explain to me the importance of a ground wire in a house panel.
My neighbour was having really high electrical bills and was told his ground wire (going from his grounding plate outside, to his main panel in the garage) was cut. So he got a new grounding plate and wire and connected them to that panel (and buried the plate). They also got him to instal a ground plate outside by his sub panel in his house which is 50 ft from his main panel.
My question is
Could the two ground plates be causing a grounding loop? I am not to sure about what ground loops are.
Could the ground the plates were buried in maybe be to dry causing a high electrical bill?
And I think just something I always wondered was, What would happen if there were no ground plates (it's hard to imagine these imaginary electrons - that might not even be on that wire...).
Thanks for helping to sort me out.