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Fire Protection Association (NFPA), each year arc-faults, caused by worn and inadequate wiring, overburdened circuits, outdated technology, and aging electrical systems, start more than 35,000 home fires causing over 1,130 injuries, 500 deaths, and $1.4 billion in property damage.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 and devices. The warning signs are everywhere, including flickering lights, circuit breakers that constantly trip, and cracked electrical cords.

Learn where AFCI protection is required in your home by the National Electrical Code: