Circuit breakers are great protection for preventing system overload or fire hazards, but there’s a more specialized electrical component that’s meant to protect people, especially in places where people and water might mix. Let’s get wired!
It’s time to spring forward! Squires Electric recommends that you schedule some basic safety checks around the changes in season to protect people and property from harm. I have a few key action items for spring that I want to share. Let’s get wired!
Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters, or AFCIs, are relatively new, first entering the National Electrical Code in 1999 in response to demands for better prevention of electrical fires. They are typically found in the form of a circuit breaker, in-wall device, or integrated into a power cord. The AFCI function is to measure current and open
Thanksgiving approaches! One thing in the menu that visiting friends and family alike can all agree on is SAFETY. Squires recommends a few quick checks to make sure that nothing interrupts when creating holiday memories.
Electrical emergencies don’t happen on a schedule, but our clients enjoy the security of 24/7 emergency services. Squires Electric is known for lightning-fast response times and the availability of expertly-trained technicians for your property or facility, usually within an hour or less.
The lines that conduct electricity are manufactured at varying gauges to handle specific amounts of current, or amps. The allowed ampacity is measured in AWG, or American wire gauge. The three most common sizes used are #14, #12, and #10 AWG.
Electrical emergencies don’t usually adhere to regular business hours and when a major electrical problem comes up, waiting to deal with it can cause even bigger problems. Here are 5 common emergencies and how to address them.