GFCI AND AFCI OUTLETS IN DENVER & COLORADO SPRINGS
The average home has incredible amounts of power running through it, used to keep all kinds of different appliances and systems going. Unfortunately, having that much power running through the walls can cause some serious problems under the wrong circumstances. A power surge or short circuit at the wrong time can cause electrocution, a house fire, and other serious issues.
It’s highly recommended that you take all steps necessary to protect against these issues. That’s why Cooper Heating & Cooling, Inc. offers a full range of GFCI and AFCI outlet services. If you need an outlet installed repaired, maintained, or replaced, we can help you out. Call today to schedule an appointment.
What are GFCI and AFCI Outlets?
GFCI and AFCI outlets are designed to monitor and adjust electrical currents in the system. GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets monitor the electrical current running through them at all time. If the current suddenly starts to surge, as, in the case of accidental electrocution, the GFCI detects it and breaks the circuit to prevent more electricity from flowing. This can be lifesaving in some circumstances.
AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets are similar to GFCI outlets but are focused internally. A short in the electrical wiring can throw off sparks, making it far more likely for a house fire to ignite. An AFCI outlet monitors the flow of electricity through the circuit. If a short circuit occurs in the wiring connected to the AFCI, the outlet will shut down the circuit in order to prevent any problems.
Each of these different outlets has its own benefits and is suited to a different situation. If you are not sure which one would fit your needs best, it’s important that you talk to a professional electrician. They will be able to both recommend the best outlet for your needs, and install them for you.
If you already have some of these outlets in your home, make sure that you don’t ignore them when they disengage. If one of these outlets suddenly stops working, it’s probably for a good reason. Have a professional examine the system to make sure that everything is working properly.
We Install and Service GFCI and AFCI Outlets
As with all electrical work, you should never attempt to install your own GFCI or AFCI outlets. Messing around with the home’s electrical system without proper training is liable to cause more problems than it solves. So, make sure you find the best contractor you can to handle your outlet installation for you. Cooper Heating & Cooling, Inc. can make sure that all of your GFCI and AFCI needs are met.
Even if you already have some of these outlets, and they seem to need repair, we can help you out. Don’t skip any opportunity to make your home’s electrical system safer to use. We’ll make sure that you get the perfect outlets to fit your needs. Call today to schedule an appointment, and we’ll get started on making your home’s electrical system as safe as possible.