Cities have adopted the 2014 National Electric Code. That includes Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood, Jacksonville, Cabot, Benton, Bryant, Conway, etc. Contrary to what’s been said by some legislators at the state level, cities are beginning to enforce it in its entirety. What it means is more safety for you which translated to a higher cost in installing certain things. The biggest change for homeowners is that all outlets, either new ones added or old ones changed out, are now required to be protected by an arc fault. You can find out more information on those here. That includes ALL areas of your home except the bathrooms. There are other areas in which we have to install GFCI outlets as well. Again, this all about safety for you and your family. Check out our website for more information.
Happy New Year! Last month, we talked about the importance of sizing a generator to meet your needs. So far we haven’t seen much winter precipitation but it sure has been cold. I have noticed a disturbing trend over the past few months that needs to be addressed. Normally, I wouldn’t mention any names, but in this case, it’s a cause for concern. I apologize in advance for my rant. Your family, finances, and well being are important to me and I want you to be a well informed consumer. If you’ve purchased a home generator from us, great! We’ll keep it in top shape for you. If you haven’t or know someone that is considering purchasing one, share this article and send them to our website. We have some other great articles there to help them make an informed decision. Here we go…
GFCIs (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) have been required in certain locations since 1970. At first, they were originally required for outdoor spaces and around swimming pools. Over time, the requirement spread to all areas that are subject to water such as kitchens, bathrooms, boat docks, crawl spaces, and even construction areas.
It was the middle of the night in the summer of 2006 when a fire broke out in a home with parents and three children were asleep in their beds in New Hampshire. Although there were smoke alarms in the home, the smoke alarms didn’t go off until it was too late.
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