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 […]

Safety is the Difference – Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRRs)

Children are curious. They crawl, they feel, they touch, they explore. But sometimes curiosity can lead to danger, such as when children tamper with an electrical receptacle. Fortunately there’s now a receptacle that can safeguard this everyday source of danger. Learn more about Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRRs) and their life-saving potential. The 2008 National Electrical […]

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.  

Evolution of the American Home

National Electrical Safety Month 2015 Homes built today are dramatically different than they were 40 years ago. Not only are they larger, but they have more amenities that can severely stress your electrical system. ESFI recommends all homes over 40 years old undergo an electrical inspection to ensure your home’s electrical system can handle modern […]

Fuse and Breaker Breakdown

National Electrical Safety Month 2015 Do you know what’s inside your electrical service panel? Fuses and circuit breakers protect an overloaded electrical circuit by interrupting the flow of electricity, but there are many variations that offer different levels of protection. This Fuse and Breaker Breakdown will help determine what you have in your home, and […]

Outlets: The Ins and Outs

National Electrical Safety Month 2015 When it comes to selecting electrical outlets, there are a lot of options to consider. This guide provides an overview of the common types of outlets and the level of safety protection they bring to the home. Outlet types include two-pronged receptacle, grounded receptacle, tamper-resistant receptacle, arc fault circuit interrupter […]

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) How to Test a GFCI Q & A: Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) GFCI Virtual Demonstration   Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Since the 1970s, ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) have saved thousands of lives and have helped cut the number of home electrocutions in half. GFCIs are electrical safety devices […]