Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical Blog: Posts Tagged ‘GFCI outlets’

Electrical Repairs for a Safer Home

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Not all homes use natural gas, but all homes use electricity. The electrical system is essential to daily life in a house, and keeping the circuits, wires, panels, connections, and appliances in good repair protects homes from suffering inconvenient power losses.

But electrical repair serves an even more important job—it keeps homes safe. Electricity poses potential health and fire risks. Modern home electrical systems are designed with safeguards to prevent trouble, but repairs further reduce the potential for something to go wrong.

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Outlet Repair and Putting in GFCI Outlets

Monday, September 11th, 2017

disassembed-outletDead outlets. They happen, and they’re annoying. Of course, you don’t just want to curse your bad luck, yell at the failed outlet a bit, and then pull out extension cords so you can use a different plug. You want that outlet fixed. And in many cases, it’s best to have that outlet updated if it’s an older one. We don’t just mean upgrading from old two-prong outlets to three-prong grounded outlets—we hope your home already has three-pronged outlets throughout it. We mean making the upgrade to GFCI outlets.

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How GFCI Outlets Make Your Home Safer

Monday, May 25th, 2015

If you live in an older home, you may have outdated power outlets. We don’t just mean outlets that aren’t powerful enough to run the various appliances (although that may be the case). We mean outlets are not as safe as they could be. To help prevent dangers from high voltage electrical shocks, particularly in the kitchen and bathroom, you should have GFCI outlets installed. Call up a professional electrician to arrange for replacing your older outlets.

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