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Choosing The Right Electrical Receptacles For Your Home

Posted on: July 16, 2015

When upgrading or adding new electrical receptacles to your home there is more to consider than just how many items you need to plug in. There are also safety and convenience features. Here are some of the features available on electrical outlets.

1. Grounded Receptacle

The three prong grounded receptacle replaced the two-prong plug in the 1960s. The ground reduces the risk of electric shock and protects appliances from electrical damage.

2. Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRR)

Designed with a built-in shutter system that prevents objects other than a plug from being inserted. Provides superior protection over outlet covers.

3. Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) Receptacle

In areas where electrical equipment could come in contact with water, AFCI outlets prevent electrocution by quickly turning off power to the circuit if it detects that the electricity entering the circuit differs from that returning.

4. Surge Suppression Receptacle

These outlets protect sensitive electrical equipment from surges. While most people think of lightening as the main cause of surges, most harmful surges occur within the home, when large appliances, like HVAC systems, power on and off.

5. USB Receptacles

As the popularity of devices that charge through a USB (Universal Serial Bus) connections continues to grow, having dedicated UBS charging throughout the home is a modern convenience.

Need electrical upgrades? Call ABC Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric. We’re here to help.

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