Protect Yourself and Your Plano home With GFCI/AFCI Outlets
Adis Electric offers competitive estimates and consultations to homeowners in and around the Plano, TX area who need installation or repair for GFCI and AFCI outlets. If you're looking for an electrical contractor who installs and repairs Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter and Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter Outlets, give us a call to set up an appointment.
You should get GFCI and AFCI outlets in different areas of your house where water is present. However, many of our Plano customers want us to replace all their outlets with these essential safety devices.
Whether you're having a problem and need an electrician to troubleshoot and repair a GFCI outlet, or you're interested in getting GFCI and AFCI outlets installed everywhere, Adis Electric is here for you anytime you need a professional electrician in Plano or the surrounding areas.
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How Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters Protect You And Your Family
As a critical electrical safety device, the GFCI electrical outlet, or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, is made to protect people from electric shock while using the outlets located near water. If your blow dryer slips off the countertop into the sink, the sensor activates and shuts off the power to the outlet.
- The Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter detects unstable electrical currents. Electricity always takes the easiest and most direct path to the ground, and water is the first path it will take.
- The outlet senses water as well as other issues that cause an unstable current to the outlet, and then automatically cuts the power.
- Sophisticated Safety Technology - While Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters may seem like a simple type of electrical outlet, they're quite advanced, working automatically and very quickly to protect you and your Plano area family.
- GFCI electrical outlets weren't required by building code authorities in new construction until the early 1970s, and even then, they were only needed outdoors near areas like the swimming pool.
- GFCIs gradually began to be necessary for other areas, like kitchens, bathrooms, garages, and laundry rooms. Although they're required in specific places, many homeowners in Plano and the surrounding area are making the smart choice by having them installed in every location where there's a standard outlet.
AFCI Outlets and How They Protect You
AFCI outlets protect you from electrical dangers as well when overheating wiring creates heat arcing. If a device overheats the wiring circuit, the AFCI detects it and shuts down the outlet. The reaction is quick, and pushing the button located on the outlet resets the breaker. The breaker part is installed directly into your electrical panel instead of the outlet.
AFCI breakers get installed into your Plano home's main service panel in the form of specialized circuit breakers. Our electrician will know where they're required, but generally, they should go in the same locations as the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters. You can also have them installed in every room or get dual GFCI/AFCI Outlets installed.