Arc Fault Circuit Breakers
Required for your Safety
Why Do I Have Arc Fault Circuit Breakers?
Electrical Arcing is a serious problem. Every year thousands of fires occur in homes as a result of electrical arcing. An electrical arc is extremely hot, and can cause electrical fires around the effected area. Several years ago, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) determined that the major cause of arcing based fires occurred in bedrooms. Now the NEC (National Electrical Code) requires that all single family homes (dwelling units) have arc fault protection installed for the entire bedroom circuit. This means that all bedroom outlets, switches, plugs, and light fixtures must be protected by an arc fault device for your safety.
How Real Is The Threat Of Electrical House Fires?
There are over forty thousand house fires related to electrical arcing every year. This statistic alone is reason enough for the introduction of the arc fault protective circuit breaker.