Electrical Safety Devices
At TFC Electric, your safety is our number one priority. There are electrical safety devices that can keep you and your family out of harm’s way. Below are some electrical safety devices that should be installed in your home.
Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters
An Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter, or AFCI, can turn off the power once an fire hazard is detected. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, not having an AFCI in the home is linked with a increased risk for electrical fires.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters, or GFCIs, are intended to prevent electrocutions. GFCIs should be installed in areas of the home that are exposed to water. It is common for GFCIs to be found in bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms.
Tamper Resistant Receptacles
Do you have small children? If so, you know they like to get their hands on everything; including electrical outlets. When a foreign object is put into an electrical outlet, a tamper resistant receptacle prevents you from getting electrocuted. If you do not have a new construction home, you should consider having them installed.
If you are interested in improving the electrical safety of your home, turn to the professional electricians at TFC Electric. Our technicians respectively do the job with care, to ensure our customers are satisfied with the work performed. Call 631-589-2800 to schedule an appointment.
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