Net Zero Energy Use & Energy Resilience

Net zero buildings produce the same amount of energy as they use. Learn how to make your home or business energy efficient while focusing on energy resiliency. Energy Independence Solar panels can create energy and store them in energy storage systems for later use When solar panels are paired with energy storage systems, you can […]

Benefits of Electric Vehicles

According to the International Energy Agency, there were 10 million electric cars on the world’s roads at the end of 2020. Electric Vehicle (EV) Benefits EVs cost less to operate than traditional gas cars. They require no oil changes and less frequent brake replacements Charge your vehicle at home or at one of the many […]

Energy Resilience: Energy Storage Systems & Photovoltaics

Do you have solar panels or photovoltaic modules installed on your home or business? Having energy storage systems helps increase your energy efficiency by storing energy for use during peak hours or during a power outage. Reduce Power Grid Dependency Solar panels generate energy, charge batteries, and sell extra power back to the grid Energy […]

Understanding Electric Vehicles

Connected to Safety Are you 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) Have a […]

Solar PV Electrical Safety

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, solar photovoltaic (PV) installer jobs are expected to grow 51% between 2019 and 2029, increasing at a much higher rate than the average of all occupations. Learn how to stay safe while working with or around solar panels. Statistics 51% expected growth in solar PV installer jobs […]

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 […]

Temporary Power Safety

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) states that contact with electricity is one of the leading causes of construction workplace fatalities. However, temporary power is essential to construction worksites and poses a great risk to workers. Follow these steps to ensure proper safety procedures are met when working with or around temporary power. Setup […]

Installing Electric Vehicle Chargers

How to Prepare your Business Are you interested in installing electric vehicle chargers at your building or place of business? Adding Level 3 charging can attract new business or provide an incentive to employees while showing your corporate social responsibility. Level 3 chargers provide 60 – 80 miles of range in 20 minutes. Installation typically […]

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 […]