Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)

AFCIs are new protective devices that replace standard circuit breakers in the electric service panel. AFCIs provide enhanced protection against additional fire hazards known as arc faults. An arc fault is a dangerous electrical problem caused by damaged, overheated, or stressed electrical wiring or devices. Without AFCIs, arc faults may be hidden from plain view until it is too late.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Healthy Homes Report listed the absence of AFCIs among the primary residential hazards associated with burns and fire-related injuries.

In fact, these devices are so effective that the National Electrical Code has required that they be used to protect almost every circuit in the home since 2008.|
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Do you have a home office or work from home? Follow these electrical safety tips to keep you and your home safe from electrical hazards.

  1. Avoid overloading outlets
  2. Unplug appliances when not in use to save energy and minimize the risk of shock or fire
  3. Regularly inspect electrical cords and extension cords for damage
  4. Extension cords should only be used on a temporary basis
  5. Never plug a space heater or fan into an extension cord or power strip
  6. Never run cords under rugs/carpets, doors, or windows
  7. Plug in smartly. Make sure cords do not become tripping hazards
  8. Keep papers and other potential combustibles at least three feet away from space heaters and other heat sources
  9. Make sure you use proper wattage for lamps/lighting
  10. Make sure your home has smoke alarms. Test them monthly, change batteries yearly, and replace the unit every 10 years

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