ESFI Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Performance Survey

In May 2022, the Electrical Safety Foundation International surveyed homeowners, and electrical contractors to assess the performance of AFCI and GFCI devices in homes in Massachusetts. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts immediately adopted the 2020 National Electrical Code ® on January 1, 2020 with AFCI requirements for the entire home. Electrical Contractors ESFI surveyed 100 electrical […]

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Fire Protection Association (NFPA), each year arc-faults, caused by worn and inadequate wiring, overburdened circuits, outdated technology, and aging electrical systems, start more than 35,000 home fires causing over 1,130 injuries, 500 deaths, and $1.4 billion in property damage.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

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 […]

2020 National Electrical Code

Major Changes to the 2020 NEC The National Electrical Code sets the minimum standard for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to keep people and property protected from electrical hazards. The NEC is revised every three years using public input, commentary, and technical sessions. With the introduction of the 2020 code, there have been 16 […]

National Electrical Code: Understanding the Electrical Safety Cycle

The Electrical Safety Cycle, built from codes and standards, is the first line of defense against potential electrical hazards. The Electrical Safety Cycle Identifying the Problem ​​​​Government agencies and testing laboratories provide statistics, data, and research to identify emerging safety issues Identifying the Solution New technology is created to mitigate hazards not addressed in previous […]

National Electrical Code: Understanding the Code that Keeps Us Safe

Electricity is everywhere and it affects every aspect of our lives. However, it isn’t until we lose power that we realize just how much we take electricity for granted. Codes and Standards help us use electricity in a safe and efficient manner. What is an Electrical Standard Standards serve as the foundation of our electrified […]

National Electrical Code: Understanding the Code that Keeps us Safe Video

Electricity is everywhere. It’s the greatest achievement of mankind and it affects every aspect of our lives. As the world becomes interconnected, more and more areas of our lives will soon be powered by electricity. But it isn’t until we lose power that we realize just how much we take electricity for granted. Imagine if […]

Tamper Resistant Receptacles: Childproofing Done Right

A study by Temple University found that 100% of all 2-4 year olds were able to remove one type of plastic outlet cap within 10 seconds. Properly childproof your outlets by installing Tamper Resistant Receptacles. How to Properly Childproof Your Home: Tamper Resistant Receptacles offer a permanent solution to outlet covers Built in shutters prevent […]

National Electrical Code: Your Guideline to Safety

First published in 1897, the National Electrical Code has been adopted in all 50 states as the standard for safe electrical installation, inspection, and use to protect people and property from avoidable electrical hazards There have been 15 code revisions since 1974, the year the average American home was built The National Electrical Code is […]

National Electrical Code: Facts and Figures

Think you know all there is to know about the National Electrical Code?  These facts and figures may surprise you. The National Electrical Code (NEC) is in effect only AFTER it is adopted by the state or local jurisdiction.  An average of 3,810 fires occur in dorms and barracks. The 2014 NEC will now require […]