Power surges can happen when lightning strikes, either directly or nearby, when the power supplied by the utility company surges and fluctuates, and even when large motors like your A/C equipment start-up. According to a study by Mississippi State University, Madison County,
First introduced in the 1999 edition of the National Electric Code, AFCIs were required for bedroom receptacle outlets, and in every code cycle since their introduction, the protection requirements have expanded. Today, AFCI breakers are required in almost all locations in the
History Frank Adam Electric, a manufacturer of electrical panels and circuit breakers, was founded in 1891 as part of the Blacker and Adam Watch Company in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1928, a young sales manager named Emile Zinsmeyer took charge of Frank Adam Electric’s western
As a licensed home inspector and construction coach I’m familiar with AFCI protection. I want homeowners to understand what it is, and why it’s so important. To keep this topic in perspective, it’s best to start with your local building code compliance
This task should be performed at least once a year. It’s simple. If you have a garage door opener, with the door in the closed position, disengage the opener by pulling the red handle on the release rope. Manually lift the door about 1/2 way up. If balanced – the door will not fall closed or quickly jump open during the test.