Understanding Electric Vehicles

Connected to Safety Are you thinking about purchasing, or have you recently purchased an electric vehicle? Learn about the different charging options you have and how to charge your electric vehicle safely.  HOME CHARGING: ELECTRIC VEHICLE SUPPLY EQUIPMENT (EVSE) Before using a charger, ensure the equipment has been listed by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NTRL) […]

Making Your Home Safe and Efficient

Connected to Safety Whether you’re working from home, learning from home, or just spending more time at home, it is important to make sure your home is electrically safe, secure, and efficient. Learn how the internet of things and smart devices can improve your quality of life and make your home safer. Home Energy Use […]

5 Tips to Avoid Counterfeits

5 Tips to Avoid Counterfeits Only purchase from trusted sources. Check electrical manufacturers’ websites to find authorized retailers and dealers. Only purchase items that have been tested and marked. Only use licensed, insured, and bonded contractors that will stand behind their work. Products and packaging with typos and misspellings have a high likelihood of being counterfeit. […]

Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) Prevent Fires

Available as circuit breakers and receptacles. Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) protect against electrical fires from malfunctions. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 50% of home electrical fires can be prevented by proper AFCI protection. ​Learn where AFCI protection is required in your home by the National Electrical Code: Bedrooms Closets Kitchens Laundry areas Living […]

AFCIs: Protecting Your Home From Fires

Home fires are more deadly and costly than ever. While the number of total fires and fire injuries is decreasing, property damage and fire deaths are on the rise. Each year arc-faults, caused by worn and inadequate wiring, overburdened circuits, outdated technology, and aging electrical systems, start more than 35,000 home fires causing over 1,130 […]

At Home Learning Electrical Safety

Attending school at home? Follow these electrical safety tips to keep you, your family, and your home safe from electrical hazards. Avoid overloading outlets. Unplug appliances when not in use to save energy and minimize the risk of shock and fire. Regularly inspect electrical cords and extension cords for damage. Extension cords should only be used […]

Fire Protection for Your Older Home

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), each year arc-faults, caused by worn and inadequate wiring, overburdened circuits, outdated technology, and aging electrical systems, start more than 35,000 home fires causing over 1,130 injuries, 500 deaths, and $1.4 billion in property damage. Many existing homes simply can’t handle the demands of today’s electrical appliances […]

Home Surge Protective Devices

Surge protection is required by the 2020 National Electrical Code. Whole home Surge Protective Devices protect your electronics from power surges, ensure power quality and keep your home safe. Learn more about Surge Protective Devices: http://esfi.wpengine.com/program/surge-protective-devices/

National Electrical Safety Month 2020: Smart Home

In preparation for National Electrical Safety Month this May, ESFI is excited to announce the launch of our 2020 campaign materials. Included are a number of topics that address the lifesaving devices that keep a home smart, safe, and secure. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube to stay abreast of emerging electrical safety concerns […]

Childproofing Your Home: Tamper Resistant Receptacles

Each year, approximately 2,400 children suffer severe shock and burns when they stick items into the slots of electrical receptacles – that is nearly seven children a day. It is estimated that there are six to 12 fatalities a year related to this. Nearly one-third of these injuries are the result of small children placing […]

Home Renovation: Childproofing Outlets

Each year, approximately 2,400 children suffer severe shock and burns when they stick items into the slots of electrical receptacles – that is nearly seven children a day.  It is estimated that there are six to 12 fatalities a year related to this. The National Electrical Code requires receptacles in homes, garages, accessory buildings, and […]

Electrical Safety While Working From Home

Do you have a home office or work from home? Follow these electrical safety tips to keep you and your home safe from electrical hazards. Avoid overloading outlets Unplug appliances when not in use to save energy and minimize the risk of shock or fire Regularly inspect electrical cords and extension cords for damage Extension […]