Albuquerque Home Electrical Outlet Upgrades— Here are Several Types to Consider
Do the electrical outlets in your home need to be changed? Add On Electric knows all about the six most common kinds of upgrades. To find out more, look below.
Night lights with LEDs
LED night lights last longer and can be used with more plugs. With a 20-year life span, LED outlets save you money and leave you with accessible outlets. Your kids will be able to sleep better at night with their LED night lights, and you will save money.
USB ports are becoming more and more common in homes. Instead of dealing with bulky chargers and adapters, you can plug your electronics directly into an outlet. While your mobile devices are charging, you can also use the outlets for other things. It’s easy and doesn’t cost as much as you might think.
Unlike regular outlets, which leave plugs hanging from the receptacle, recessed outlets are set deeper into the wall, so pins can’t stick out.
AFCI (Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters)
AFCI stands for “arc-fault circuit interrupters.” When something unexpected happens that causes the wiring to get too hot, an AFCI is needed to find the problem and turn off the outlet before damage can occur. These outlets are a must-have to protect against sudden overheating. They are easy to add to your main service panel.
TRR (Tamper Resistant Receptacles)
Every home needs a trash can that is hard to get into. These types of outlets have a barrier that keeps small children from putting things in them that don’t belong there. This gives you peace of mind because you don’t have to worry about getting an electric shock or getting burned.
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters)
This outlet upgrade keeps you and your family safe from possible electrical dangers. A GFCI constantly checks the flow of electricity in a circuit, and if it finds a break in the flow, it quickly cuts power to that circuit. This upgrade is a no-brainer for your home because it is easy and cheap to install.
Still, have questions? No problem! Contact Add On Electric at 505-804-9534 to find out more about these and other home improvements you can make.