Anderson Electric Corp. Blog: Archive for November, 2017

How to Properly Test and Reset a GFCI Outlet

Monday, November 20th, 2017

GFCI-Electrical-OutletThere are two main issues that you need to worry about when it comes to your home’s electrical system. The first issue is house fires. The second is electrocution. Both of these problems result from the current in your system traveling in ways that it’s not supposed to be. This often results from a short circuit, which diverts the current either into flammable material or into anyone unfortunate enough to come into contact with it. One of the best ways to protect against these kinds of issues is to install GFCI outlets throughout the home. Let’s have a look at how you can properly test and reset a GFCI outlet, so that it can continue protecting your home.

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Knob and Tube Wiring: How Does it Work?

Monday, November 6th, 2017

incandescent-lightsWhen we discuss electrical issues, we usually mean cases of modern electrical wiring malfunctioning in some way. That’s not always the case, though. Believe it or not, some homes still make use of electrical wiring that is over a century old. If your home happens to be one of the ones that use that kind of wiring, it would be a very good idea for you to replace it as soon as possible. Read on to find out about knob and tube wiring, why it’s so dangerous, and when to replace it.

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