ACI Northwest Blog : Archive for December, 2017

GFCI and AFCI Outlets: What You Should Know!

Monday, December 25th, 2017

A new GFCI electrical outlet.Your home’s electrical system is easily one of the most important components of your living space. Almost all of your appliances require this system to work—even gas-powered systems that have an electric starter. So if your electrical system is malfunctioning, you can experience all sorts of problems within your home.

Safety also becomes a huge concern when your electrical system isn’t working properly. Electrical problems of any kind can pose a serious threat to your living space and your family members. Electrocution is a very real threat, which brings us to our topic today—ensuring you have the right outlets in place.

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Don’t Overload Your System with Holiday Lights

Monday, December 11th, 2017

glitter vintage lights background. defocusedTis’ the season for holiday lights! You may have already noticed some homes in your neighborhood already adorned with a few strings of white lights or even complex, professional designs aimed to win contests.

Putting up outdoor holiday lights is a fun way to make our homes and our streets look festive, and are especially fun to see on snowy evenings. However, it’s important to keep in mind that no matter how many lights you plan to put up for your home to brighten the season, that you take the proper safety precautions to prevent problems such as shorting out your electrical system, triggering an electrical fire, or even causing a tripping hazard with loose cords. Here are some tips for holiday light safety from our very own Spokane, WA electricians.

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