Your electrical outlets serve many purposes in your home. In addition to keeping your electrical appliances and devices running, they also keep your property safe. That’s why when an outlet malfunctions, it’s important to have it repaired or replaced as soon as possible. Call Vetted HVAC Services for all of your outlet needs. Our licensed technicians can also ensure your home is up-to-code with GFCI and AFCI outlets. To schedule services in Yorkton, SK, call us today and experience our next-level customer service.
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What You Need To Know About GFCIs
Current codes require your home or building to have ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) installed near water sources. Installing these outlets can prevent injury - and even death - from fire or electrocution if water gets into the device.
GFCI outlets also prevent shocks when plugging devices and appliances into a unit, and they keep appliances from being damaged by electrical currents.
It’s important that these units work properly in order to get all of the benefits from them. Some common issues you might experience with GFCI outlets include:
- Wiring problems: Bad or deteriorating wiring can cause the outlet to trip.
- Overloaded circuits: These outlets can trip if there are too many devices plugged into them.
- Faulty outlets: If the GFCI outlet is more than 10 years old it can start to show signs of aging and should be inspected by a professional to determine if it needs to be replaced.
Why You Need AFCI Breakers
It’s important to install AFCI outlets in your home or building to protect your property from potential fires. These outlets also provide these benefits:
- Detect arc faults before they spark a fire.
- Protect the wiring in the event of an arc fault.
- Improve the safety of your home and your family.
While these protect your property from fire dangers, they can also cause circuit breakers to trip. Some of the most common causes include:
- Overloading: High electrical usage can cause the wires to overheat.
- Short-circuiting: This can happen if extremely high currents result from a fault on the circuit.
- Overheated breaker: If the breaker has poor contacts or connections it can overheat.
- Arc fault: If sparks occur on the circuit, lights, or appliances they can cause an arc fault.
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Benefits of Having USB Outlets in Your Home
Does your household have numerous devices that all seem to need to be charged at the same time? This can result in your phones and tablets taking up all of your available outlets. Instead, consider installing USB outlets. You can simplify your household’s charging situation and enjoy these benefits:
- Eliminate multiple plugs: Installing USB outlets can provide dedicated outlets for your devices, removing the need for power strips and freeing up your outlets.
- Eliminate adapters: Keeping track of USB charger adapters can be difficult. With USB outlets, you don’t need them. You can plug the USB cord directly into the outlet.
- Charge devices faster: Plugging devices into a USB outlet can allow them to charge faster.