Arc Fault Breaker Installation
Are your arc fault breakers tripping? Did a home inspector tell you that you need to install arc fault breakers (AFCI) on all of your bedroom circuits? Arc fault breakers are built and designed to prevent fires caused from an arc or flash caused when plugging or unplugging a device from an outlet or receptacle. They were first required in the sleeping area of new homes built after 2002. In 2008 the real-estate commission began noting in their inspection reports to prospective buyers if the arc fault breakers were not present. Today many cities and municipalities are requiring that the arc fault breakers be installed and brought up to code when selling the home. This is sometimes expensive and many times requires modifying or rewiring of the existing circuits in order for the arc fault breaker to work properly. We have qualified and trained electricians that can make the modifications and install the arc fault breakers for you.
Did you know?
- Arc fault breakers (AFCI) are not the same as ground fault breakers (GFCI).
- All new homes built after 2002 are required to have arc fault breakers installed on bedroom circuits.
- Arc fault breakers look different than regular breakers. They have a test button on the front similar to a GFCI outlet.
- AFCI stands for Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter
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