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 Each year arc-faults, caused by worn and inadequate wiring, overburdened circuits, outdated technology, and aging electrical systems, start more than 35,000 home fires causing over 1,130 […]

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Fire Protection Association (NFPA), each year arc-faults, caused by worn and inadequate wiring, overburdened circuits, outdated technology, and aging electrical systems, start more than 35,000 home fires causing over 1,130 injuries, 500 deaths, and $1.4 billion in property damage.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 Safety Devices – Renovate Your Home to Code

The National Electrical Code is revised every three years and outlines the minimum requirements for safe electrical installation. Many older homes may not have an adequate electrical system to meet the electrical demands of today. If you’re renovating your home, make sure to have the following electrical safety devices installed to maintain an electrically safe […]

Electrical Safety Public Service Announcement

Is your home up to the latest National Electrical Code? The National Electrical Code is designed to keep your home and your loved ones safe, but is only enforced with new construction. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your property is up to code. You can accomplish this by having your […]

Do your Outlets Need an Upgrade?

Did you know that an electrical outlet can do much more than provide electricity? They can be life saving devices by preventing shocks, burns and even fires.   Do your outlets need an upgrade?  Learn about these specialized electrical outlets with added features to provide a safer home. The major specialized outlets are: Ground Fault […]

Outlets: The Ins and Outs Video

Do your Outlets Need an Upgrade? Did you know that an electrical outlet can do much more than provide electricity? They can be life saving devices by preventing shocks, burns and even fires. Do your outlets need an upgrade? Learn about these specialized electrical outlets with added features to provide a safer home. The major […]

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) Receptacles

NFPA reported 47,700 home fires involved some type of electrical failure or malfunction in 2011. Those fires resulted in 418 deaths, 1,570 injuries, and $1.4 billion direct property damage. However, the CPSC estimates more than 50% of electrical fires that occur every year could be prevented by AFCIs. How does it work? AFCI interrupts power […]

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI): Advanced Electrical Fire Protection for the Home

Arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) are advanced safety devices that can prevent electrical fires before they even have a chance to start. AFCI Facts Many home electrical fires are started by arcing faults. Arcing faults happen when electrical wiring becomes damaged, stressed, overheated or worn.  Wiring inside the wall can be damaged by nails, screws, […]

Q & A: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters

Now more than ever, our homes are being dramatically transformed by in the introduction of new electrical devices.  Unfortunately, the electrical systems of many existing homes are simply overwhelmed by these modern electrical demands, putting them at greater risk of arc faults and arc-induced fires. What is an arc fault? An arc fault is a […]

AFCI Virtual Demonstration

Each year in the United States, arcing faults are responsible for starting more than 30,000 home fires. These fires kill and injure hundreds of people, and cause over $750 million in property damage. Many of these fires can be prevented by arc fault circuit interrupters, or AFCIs.  

Home Electrical System Safety Video

The electrical system is an essential part of your home, yet it’s often taken for granted — and that’s a dangerous attitude to have when it comes to electricity. Understanding the basics of your electrical system can help you identify and avoid potential hazards. This video provides a brief introduction to the different components of […]