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GFCI and AFCI Breaker Installation in Holly Springs NC
One of the best and most cost-effective ways to protect your family from electric shock and electrical fires is installing GFCI and AFCI outlets.
A GFCI, short for “Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter,” is designed to prevent shock. AFCIs, or Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters, are designed to identify and prevent electric fires. Both AFCI and GFCI outlets can easily replace any standard outlet, and provide potentially life-saving benefits. In addition, these outlets are required to be installed in many places throughout the home, so if you are building a new addition, you will need them to stay compliant!
If you would like GFCI installation or AFCI installation services in Holly Springs, call our licensed electricians today, or request a free quote by downloading our contact form.
What are GFCI breakers?
GFCIs are generally installed where electrical circuits may accidentally come into contact with water. They are most often found in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and outdoor areas such as garages.
A GFCI measures the amount of current flowing through each prong. If it detects even the slightest imbalance, it cuts power to the receptacle within fractions of a second, saving the user from shock.
What are AFCI breakers?
First, let us back up and explain electric arc faults. An arc fault is an unintended arc created by current flowing through an unplanned path. Arcing creates high intensity heating at the point of the arc, resulting in burning particles that may easily ignite surrounding material, such as wood framing or insulation. The temperatures of these arcs can exceed 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
AFCIs primarily prevent arcing and sparking in your home electrical wiring. Like GFCIs, they monitor the electrical output and trip if they detect an imbalance.