A modern home relies on electricity to function optimally, from charging your smart devices and preparing your coffee in the mornings, to lighting your home after the sun goes down. That’s why you should always ensure your circuit breaker is in top condition, so you don’t overload your home.
At Cool Hand Electric in Mansfield, TX, our family-owned and operated team of five-star professionals provide 24/7 circuit breaker repairs and installations to guarantee the current you pay for is always available to you.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters, or GFCIs, are common among many household items and systems, from hair dryers to heaters. They’re also necessary for appliances most likely to short circuit or overload, including outlets in the bathroom or kitchen because of possible water damage and power tools that embody high levels of electricity.
GFCIs monitor how much electricity flows to and from each circuit to their respective outlets, and if it reads a short that’s running to the ground, it disconnects the circuit to prevent electric shocks and house fires.
Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters, or AFCIs, work like GFCIs by tracking electricity levels that flow throughout your home. However, they note spikes within the air rather than through the ground. Upon uncovering any, it shuts off the power for your family’s safety and well-being.