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AFCI Breakers and Receptacles

AFCI Breakers and Receptacles

If there were ever a time to be living it would be now. Technology is improving every day, and with these improvements has made for a better and richer life. Just look at your home, flat-screen TVs, iPads and computers. We can even control our thermostat from our phones.

The AFCI Breaker

As technology has been advancing, so has the electrical industry that supplies all of these fantastic devices. One such advancement is the AFCI breaker. The AFCI breaker is the only breaker on the market that can prevent a fire. This special breaker monitors the electric current in your electrical wiring, devices, outlets, switches and other associated devices. If an unwanted arc occurs, the breaker will sense the arc, and it will immediately turn off, and this reduces the chance of electric shock and electrical fire.

The AFCI Receptacle

This year the AFCI receptacle was introduced. The AFCI receptacle offers additional protection from potentially dangerous hazards from arc faults that can come from devices that are plugged into the outlet.

Arc faults can happen in many places. They can happen in the walls, in the attic or underneath the home. Loose connections or faulty lamp wiring can cause arc faults, which lead to fires. This is why it's so important to have the proper protection you and your family deserve.

Depending on the source, we have seen that there are over 165,000 fires caused by faulty electrical work. Many of these fires are due to electrical work that has not been installed to code and unwanted arcs.

An arc is so intense that it can create temperatures up to 10,000°F instantaneously. When an arc occurs, typically it affects the nearby material such as wood or insulation. In older homes, we have seen insulation that was made of chopped up newspaper. So it’s not hard to imagine why fires can happen so quickly.

If you have any questions or concerns about your electrical system and whether or not your home is safe, then call John's Electric today. We will send an expert safety electrician to your home, and give you peace of mind and make your electrical system safer than it ever has been.

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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What others say about John's Electric Service

Service was above and beyond excellent. Stuck with us and the power company until the true root of the problem was found. Worked around our schedule and budget restraints. Left things clean and was very respectful. Would definitely recommend him and use him again.

wayalockhart
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Aubrey was here less than half an hour after I called, had the problem identified within 5 minutes and had the problem solved within 15 minutes. He was friendly and professional.

Richard Walston
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Aubrey showed up within 30 minutes of my call. Very friendly and great service! I highly recommend Aubrey and John's Electric.

Jerry Mcgalliard
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Great company! He called and came out right away. They were on time, did a good job and gave me a good price! Very happy!

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