Electrical problems spark an estimated 51,000 home fires and cause more than $1 billion in residential property damage each year. (National Fire Protection Association, 2003-2007). Electrical wiring, cords and plugs, switches, receptacles, and outlets can be the source of tremendous damage to your property or worse, your family. Protect yourself with a Square DTM combination arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) circuit breaker from Schneider Electric.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that combination arc-fault circuit interrupters could prevent more than 50 percent of the electrical fires that occur every year.
Circuit breakers are an important part of your home electrical system and they help keep you safe. A circuit breaker “trips” and shuts off power when it detects an issue on a circuit that could possibly cause an electrical fire. The Square D combination AFCI from Schneider Electric offers advanced detection and protection. It senses and responds to a broader range of potentially dangerous electrical incidents, providing the ultimate protection for your home and family.
Top Causes of Arc Faults and Circuit Breaker Tripping:
- Loose or improper connections, such as electrical wires to outlets or switches.
- Frayed appliance or extension cords.
- Pinched or damaged wire insulation.
- Overheated wires or cords.
- Damaged electrical appliances.
- Misapplied or damaged electrical appliances.
- Overloaded circuits.
- Faulty products.
See the Invisible
Arc faults are dangerous electrical events that can occur in your home with no visible signs or indicators. You may not know an arc fault has occurred until it is too late. A leading cause of home fires, arc faults occur when electricity is unintentionally released from home wiring, cords, or appliances because of damage, improper installation, or overloaded circuits. Faulty products and age-related deterioration can also cause arc faults.
A combination AFCI circuit breaker detects a wider range and increased number of arc faults than a standard circuit breaker, improving the safety of your electrical system. You may not be able to see an arc fault, but your combination arc-fault circuit interrupter breaker will. With a simple circuit shut-off “trip,” the combination AFCI provides all the protection you need.
For more information, visit: www.schneider-electric.com
Mention this blog post when contacting us, and will will install an arc fault breaker for free with the installation of any new circuit breaker panel. This is a big step in keeping your property, and more importantly your family, safe.
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