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or 10% Off Any Service
Discount applies to any residential service over $80. Coupon must be presented at time of service. Cannot be combined with other offers. Limit one per visit.
Discount does not apply to generators or electric vehicle chargers. Maximum savings of $75.
Valid from December 1, 2020 - December 31, 2023
What is a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)?
A GFCI is generally built into the outlet itself. It carefully monitors current flow, comparing that to the current that exits the outlet. If the GFCI detects a difference, it opens the circuit and shuts off the power. GFCI devices can thus identify when power is being shorted to ground. The most obvious reason happens is from water but other issues, such as conductors contacting hot electrical leads can cause ground faults.
The Importance of an Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI)
A GFCI protects against regular circuit shorts, while an AFCI prevents electrical arcs. Electric arcs occur when electrical current leaps and completes an electrical connection. Electrical arcs are common when plugging in or unplugging a device, but AFCIs protect against larger and more dangerous arcs.
How a Breaker Box Can Keep You Safe
Your electrical panel monitors the amount of current on a circuit. The circuit breakers are designed with a simple bimetallic strip that heats up as current builds in the circuit. When the current reaches a level too high for the circuit to handle, the breaker will trip, cutting off power to all devices on the circuit and protecting them from runaway conditions.
Protect Your Home & Electronics Today
At Clinton Electric Company, we are dedicated to keeping you and your family safe. That is why we highly recommend that you allow us to provide you with a thorough inspection of your electrical system including your GFCI, AFCI, and breaker box to ensure that you won’t have to worry about electrical hazards at home. In the event that we find you are without these important devices, our electricians can fully explain your options and install one that will best cater to all your specific needs. We proudly serve Baltimore and the surrounding communities!