AFCI Breakers and Fuses

AFCI Breakers & Fuses

Arc-Fault Breakers, or Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs), detect arcing electrical faults and help reduce the possibility of the electrical system igniting a fire. Compared to standard circuit breakers, AFCIs provide a higher level of protection. Homes should have AFCI protection on all 15 and 20A branch circuits.

If an arc fault breaker is tripping, it’s time to call an electrician. Blue Apple Electric licensed electricians will inspect every receptacle, switch, and light box to identify the cause. They will adjust wires that shouldn’t be coming into contact with each other and install a new arc-fault breaker if necessary.

A breaker is an electrical switch that protects plugged in electrical devices and the electrical circuit from an overload or short circuit. When a breaker trips it is usually a sign of a loose circuit.

Your breaker needs to be replaced if:

  • The breaker feels hot
  • There’s a burning smell coming from the electrical panel or breaker
  • Parts are burned or you see frayed wires and signs of wear

 

A Blue Apple Electric licensed electrician will inspect your breaker to identify the cause, and determine if the breaker needs to be replaced or if appliances should be removed from the circuit.

Contact Blue Apple Electric to schedule a free inspection! Call 702-793-2800.