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GFCI Outlets & Breakers

GFCI Outlets & Breakers

The GFCI receptacle is one of the best inventions that have been made when it comes to electrical devices. The GFCI outlets has been designed for one purpose, and that is to protect you and your family from electrical shock.

The GFCI can interrupt household circuits when there is a difference between current in the hot and the neutral wires. When the GFCI detects the difference in current, the GFCI will automatically cut off. GFCI outlets and GFCI breakers are very sensitive. A typical circuit breaker is designed to cut off at 15 or 20 amps. However, someone can be electrocuted with 100 milliamps. 100 milliamps is a very small number; it's a small fraction of 1.

We have been asked many times, “can less than one amp hurt or kill me?” The answer is yes. That is why it’s so important to have GFCI installed.

 There are two types of GFCI protection.

  1. The GFCI outlets
  2. The GFCI breaker

Both GFCI circuit breakers and GFCI outlets will detect a few milliamps difference and trip the breaker to remove a potential shock hazard. Not only can the GFCI protect you from electrical shock it can save your life.

It’s important to know where GFCI’s should be installed around your home and business. That is where Best Electric Service can help you. GFCIs are required in your kitchen, bathrooms, garages and all outdoor outlets. There are certain rules that must be followed when it comes to GFCI breakers and outlets.

When it comes to GFCI’s, here is what is important.

  1. GFCI’s should have been tested and certified by a UL certified company
  2. Was the GFCI installed correctly?
  3. Has the GFCI been installed where it is required?

Please contact Best Electric Service at 719-985-2822 or use our online form to request an appointment to see how our expert residential electricians can help you with GFCIs!

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  • Touch-Plate Lighting Controls

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  • General Electric
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  • Touch-Plate Lighting Controls
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