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GFCI and AFCI Outlets in Tacoma, WA

We often don’t think much about our electrical outlets. They just tend to work. However, if you’ve ever had an outlet make a spark or wiggle loose when you unplug a cord from it, you would be right to start thinking about them with more care. When your home needs new outlets, some of them will need to be GFCI and AFCI outlets. GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets and AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets are put in place to protect your home and your family.

Upgrading the electrical outlets in your home is nothing to take lightly. You want to work with a professional electrician who has your safety in mind. The licensed electricians at Miller Comfort Systems are who you need to perform your outlet upgrades. Our electricians are continually educated on the latest electrical codes. In fact, they’re known for having one of the best compliance records within local jurisdictions. We bet on our services with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Contact our Tacoma electricians today to schedule an estimate for GFCI and AFCI outlet installation. Wireworx Electric and Miller Comfort Systems, Together We Enlighten Your Climate.

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Protect Your Family with GFCI Outlets

These outlets are put in place to protect you from electrocution. When the outlet detects that it’s putting out more electricity than it receives, it will shut off the circuit. For that to happen, the electricity must be travelling through another source, such as through a person. The circuit will shut off and will not be active again until you press the reset button. You’ll often see these outlets used in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and anywhere else where there may be water.

AFCI Outlets Prevent Electrical Fires

The job of these outlets is to protect the home from electrical fires. An arc fault in the wire is hot enough to ignite building materials. Fortunately, you don’t need them in every single outlet because one AFCI outlet is enough to protect all of the connected circuits. However, you should rely on your electrician to determine where AFCI and GFCI outlets should be placed to maximize your safety.

When Do I Need My Outlets Upgraded?

If your home is several decades old, it might be time to have your outlets upgraded. Here are some ways that you’ll be able to tell by looking around your house right now:

  • If you still have two-pronged outlets instead of three-pronged.
  • Your outlets are discolored, that can actually be a symptom of overheating rather than simply age.
  • If your plugs are falling or sliding out, you’ll want new outlets. Loose connections can cause electrical fires.

Not all of the outlets in your home need to be replaced with GFCI or AFCI outlets, but that should be something for your electrician to decide. The electrical codes dictate which kinds of outlets go in which rooms.

Professional Electrical Services in Tacoma, WA

When you’re looking for the confidence that your electrical system is in good working order, what you need is the help of the professionals. Miller Comfort Systems is here to help with any and all of your electrical installations and upgrades. Get in touch with us today to schedule an estimate.

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