Tips from Wilcox Electric

What You Need to Know When Buying Surge Protectors

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Dec 5, 2019 8:30:00 AM

You’ll find them tucked behind most televisions and computer setups, but do you know what surge protectors really do? More importantly, do you know how to choose and properly use one? The right surge protector can mean the difference between destroyed devices and safe ones, so it pays to learn the basics.

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Topics: Electrical safety, Surge protector

GFCI and AFCI: How They Make Your Home Safer

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Nov 14, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Electricity, as wonderful as it is, can be deadly. Direct contact between electrical power and a human being can cause great bodily harm and possibly death. But that’s not the only danger electricity poses. Some of the most deadly home fires are electrical fires. Here’s how GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) and AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters) keep your home safe from both of these dangers.

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Topics: Electrical safety

Is Your Old Electrical Wiring a Safety Hazard?

Posted by Wilcox Electric on Sep 30, 2019 2:37:24 PM

The old houses in Washington DC are filled with historical charm, which has a strong appeal for homeowners.

Unfortunately, many of these beautiful old homes also have hidden dangers within their walls and above the ceilings – outdated electrical wiring.

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Topics: Electrical safety, Upgrade wiring

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