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Fire Protection Association (NFPA), each year arc-faults, caused by worn and inadequate wiring, overburdened circuits, outdated technology, and aging electrical systems, start more than 35,000 home fires causing over 1,130 injuries, 500 deaths, and $1.4 billion in property damage.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

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 […]

Surge Protective Devices

Protecting Your Electronics Protecting Your Home The 2020 National Electrical Code now requires Surge Protective Devices in new or renovated homes. Learn how these devices protect your home and your electronics. What is a Surge? A power surge is a brief overvoltage event that can damage electrical devices and is a common cause for the […]

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 […]