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FPE and Zinsco Panels and Breakers

By |2019-02-05T01:49:34+00:00January 18th, 2019|Tips|

Federal Pacific Electric Stab-Lok Service Panels & Breakers: Federal Pacific Electric "Stab-Lok" service panels and breakers are a latent hazard and FPE circuit breakers can fail to trip in response to over-current, leading to electrical fires.  The breakers may also fail to shut off internally even if the toggle is switched to "off."   Some double-pole

Benefits of a Whole House Surge Protector

By |2019-02-05T02:04:19+00:00January 16th, 2019|Tips|

Whole House Surge Protector: The need for surge protection has increased dramatically. This is because many electronic devices can be damaged by surges. Electronic devices sensitive to power surges occur in security systems, computers, printers, FAX machines, telephones, small appliances, microwave ovens, refrigerators, stereos, garage door openers, and low voltage lighting systems. Anytime there is

Information on GFCI’s and AFCI’s

By |2019-02-05T01:47:08+00:00January 14th, 2019|Tips|

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter's (GFCI): According to the National Electrical Code, all 120-volt, single-phase, 15- and 20-ampere branch circuits supplying outlets or devices installed in in all kitchens, family rooms, dining rooms, living rooms, parlors, libraries, dens, bedrooms, sunrooms, recreation rooms, closets, hallways, laundry areas, and garages, or any area in which water may be

Troubleshooting Your Circuit Breaker

By |2019-02-05T02:18:07+00:00December 30th, 2018|Tips|

A Circuit breaker is designed to trip off when it detects too much power running through the wire it's protecting. There are three main reasons circuit breakers trip off: There are three main reasons circuit breakers trip off: There is a short circuit. There is an overloaded circuit. The circuit breaker is broken. Short Circuits: