ARC-Fault Breakers

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AFCI

Cove Electric recommends installing an Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI). This is a circuit breaker that is designed to prevent fires caused by electrical arc. It disconnects the power before an arc starts a fire. An average of 40,000 fires could be avoided each year just by installing an AFCI.

It is important to have the professionals at Cove Electric install the AFCI because they must distinguish between a harmless arc that occurs incidental to normal operation of switches, plugs and brushed motors and an undesirable arc that can occur. For example, in a lamp cord that has a broken conductor in the cord.

Our team installs AFCI's because conventional circuit breakers only respond to overloads and short circuits; so they do not protect against arcing conditions that produce erratic, and often reduced current. Call us today or visit our online appointment form to set up a time to have our team make your home safer.