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GFCI / AFCI Upgrades

Should I upgrade to GFCI outlets?

If your home was built after the 1970s, it is likely that it already has GFCI outlets. However, if you live in an older home, or if your GFCI outlets are not working properly, then you should upgrade to GFCI outlets.

Should you upgrade to AFCI?

AFCI breakers are designed to protect against electrical fires by detecting arcing faults and interrupting the power before a fire can start. If you have an older home with knob-and-tube wiring, upgrading to AFCI protection is a good idea.

Can GFCI / AFCI upgrades protect me from electric shocks?

If you live in an older house, Real Estate Electric can absolutely protect your loved ones from electric shock by performing GFCI / AFCI upgrades throughout your home. Besides, we are the best circuit testers in Hampton Roads because we go well beyond what would normally be acceptable. Last but not least, we offer helpful booking alternatives, highly skilled circuit technicians, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. For the highest quality upgrades, look no further than Real Estate Electric! Call us today!

AFCI Breakers With GFCI Outlets

AFCI circuit breakers can be utilized related to GFCI outlets. To be sure, these advances exist together to make the most complete security on the circuits that need it most. By introducing both AFCI and GFCI gadgets, you can have confidence that your family is shielded from incidental electrical flames and electric shock.

Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCIs)

These days, homes are loaded with electronics. In addition, when these gadgets are used near water, they represent a particularly serious danger. GFCI / AFCI upgrades can protect your family from risk

Without a doubt, electrical appliances and water don’t mix! Moreover, if a mobile phone, hairdryer, toaster, or other gadget is connected to an electrical outlet, then falls into a sink or another area where there’s considerable dampness, the risk of electric shock is very high.

For safety reasons, regulations now require ground deficiency circuit interrupters (GFCIs) as components of a home’s electrical framework. Furthermore, they are more commonplace in Virginia as well as towns and urban communities throughout the US.

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Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)

Arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) are similar to GFCIs, but they secure against an alternate risk.

Some apparatuses convert power into heat. On the off chance that they break down, these gadgets may likewise deliver heat where they plug into the divider, a risky condition called arcing. An AFCI distinguishes arcing and closes off capacity to the outlet before a hazardous circular segment can light an electrical fire. AFCI circuit breakers are incorporated with the fundamental electrical help board to give assurance to singular circuits in your home. The law presently requires AFCIs for electrical wiring that arrives at rooms to keep dozing individuals from being found napping by a fire.

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