Anderson Electric Corp. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Electrical Upgrades’

Are Three-Prong Adapters Safe?

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

outletSince 1969, all major appliances have been required to a have a three-pronged plug. Now, most appliances have three-pronged plugs, and most homes also have three-slot grounded outlets for them. But not all homes do. There are many older houses in our area built before the grounded outlet became the standard.

What can you do when you have a three-pronged plug you need to connect to power, but the outlet doesn’t have the third slot? This is where most people turn to a three-prong adapter, which fits into the outlet and allows the three-pronged plug to then fit into it. These adapted are sometimes called “cheaters.” They aren’t making the outlet grounded, they’re just rerouting the power to allow the plug to work in the older outlet.

Is this safe to do?

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Upgrades for Your Home’s Electrical System

Monday, January 29th, 2018

electrical-panelMost people don’t think much about their electrical systems unless they start to act up in some way. Even if your electrical system isn’t posing some sort of threat to your health or home efficiency, though, it might be a good idea to have a look at some ways that you can improve it. If you’re in the market for some upgrades to improve your home’s electrical system, have a look below.

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How to Limit Risk Factors That Contribute to Electrical Problems

Monday, September 25th, 2017

electrical-upgradesElectrical issues are among the most dangerous that a home can deal with, posing risk to both the life of the homeowner and the wellbeing of the home itself. This is why it’s vital that you take all necessary steps to ensure that your electrical system is in the best possible condition at all times. You can’t totally remove the chance of some sort of electrical system occurring, but you can make sure that your system is as safe as humanly possible. There are a couple of different ways that you can ensure that your electrical systems are safe. Let’s go over those ways now.

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