When you think of the electrical wiring system of a house, you might know it consists of wires and circuits. These wires and circuits provide a 360-degree delivery of electricity from the main electrical panel to an outlet, or series of outlets and devices that service major appliances like your HVAC, oven, laundry, water heater, pool pumps, garage door openers, and smaller convenience items like lighting & high-tech routers and communications. The electric circuits in a standard house electrical wiring system in the United States is generally comprised of 120-volts or 240-volts.
Interruptions in circuit wiring are not only an inconvenience, but could also present fire hazards. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 50 people die every year from accidental electrocutions involving residential wiring, panel boards, circuit breakers, and outlets. Another 40 electrocutions each year involve household appliances that are connected to the wiring of homes. Electrical repairs & upgrades are not a DIY endeavor.
Contact your local Mister Sparky® electrician before installing outlets in your home.
The standard household electrical outlet consists of two three-pronged, polarized receptacles. Each receptacle has a 120-volt ‘hot’ wire, a neutral wire and a ground. Since the code required addition of a ground or bound wire, it’s ensured both function and safety to household delivery of power.
Contact your local Mister Sparky for your outlet installation needs.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Outlet Installation and Replacement
The use of ground fault interrupters (GFI) in locations where an electrical appliance may be subjected to moisture are required by the National Electrical Code (NEC). If you need to replace an outlet with a GFI outlet, a professional Mister Sparky technician can help.
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