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2407, 2020

Where are GFCI Outlets Required?

The National Electrical Code (NEC) is updated every three years to include revised and up-to-date electrical code guidelines. These guidelines come in handy for both contractors and homeowners that may be involved in new construction builds or ongoing renovations. While the NEC’s recommended electrical requirements are not federally mandated laws, they are the favored protocol for the safe [...]

1707, 2020

How to Choose Outdoor Solar Lights

Lighting accents can transform any outdoor space into a twinkling wonderland. Whether you are using them to illuminate an outdoor dining area or to light up a walkway for safety purposes, outdoor lighting is a fantastic addition to any home or business. Outdoor lighting used to be quite pricey and also requires a lot of electricity, but with [...]

1806, 2020

5 Benefits of AFCI Outlets in Your Home

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) are now required in modern homes. They protect against electrical arcs that can be hotter than 10,000°F, which can easily ignite wood, insulation, and other materials.1 Here is some background information on the technology plus 5 benefits of AFCI outlets. What Is an Arc Fault? Electricity normally travels through wires. An arc fault [...]

1106, 2020

Improved Home Air Circulation Is Good For Your Health

The air we breathe directly impacts our health on a daily basis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 25 million Americans suffer from asthma. That is 1 and 13 people! When you factor in allergy sufferers and individuals with more serious respiratory ailments like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic bronchitis, you [...]

2505, 2020

NESM: Extension Cord Safety

May is National Electrical Safety Month. All month long we have been plugging away at blogs that are focused on electrical safety awareness. It is important to stay on top of the electrical health of your home. Understanding how to keep your property and family safe by eliminating electrical hazards is a great step towards remaining injury-free for the [...]

1905, 2020

NESM: Working from Home Electrical Safety Tips

During the coronavirus pandemic, more people are working from home to protect themselves against COVID-19. So, in response to stay-at-home orders, they’re in their kitchens, living rooms, or home offices more, where electrical hazards can occur. Electrical safety should never be ignored. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), there are over 35,000 home fires every year, [...]

1405, 2020

NESM: Home Safety Devices — Renovate Your Home to Code

May kicks off National Electrical Safety Month (NESM). As part of the occasion, we are taking a deep dive approach to supply you with the latest and most up-to-date information about electrical safety awareness and how to renovate your home to the current national electrical code requirements.  Every three years The National Electrical Code (NEC) is updated to [...]