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AFCI Protection In Your Home, Protect Yourself

AFCI Protection In Your Home can save your life

AFCI stands for Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter, a circuit breaker designed to protect electrical systems from arc faults. Arc faults are dangerous electrical malfunctions that can occur in electrical wiring, which can lead to fires. AFCIs detect these arc faults and interrupt the circuit, preventing the potential fire hazard.

AFCIs are often required by electrical codes for new residential construction and in areas of the home where electrical products are frequently used, such as bedrooms, family rooms, and dining rooms. They are designed to complement ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), which protect against ground faults, which are electrical malfunctions that occur when the electrical current flows outside the normal path, such as through a person.

AFCIs are important safety devices that help prevent electrical fires in homes. If you have any questions or concerns about AFCI protection in your home, it’s best to consult with a licensed electrician.


If you’re interested in installing AFCI protection in your home, it’s best to have a licensed electrician assess your electrical system and make recommendations for what type of AFCIs would be appropriate for your home and how to install them.

It’s also a good idea to check with your local building code requirements, as some areas may require AFCI protection in all circuits of a home, not just those serving bedrooms.

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