In order to provide enhanced protection, your AFCIs and GFCIs need to be functioning properly. Follow these easy steps to test them each month.
Did You Know?
- GFCIs shut off electric power in the event of a ground fault within as little as 1/40 of a second.
- The National Electrical Code first included a home GFCI requirement in 1971.
- 26% of respondents who claimed to have tested at least one of their GFCI receptacles have discovered one that was not working properly. *
- In the United States, arcing faults cause about 30,000 home fires each year, resulting in hundreds of deaths and injuries and more than $862 million in property damage.**