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ELECTRICAL SWITCHES AND OUTLET REPLACEMENT

Professional electricians, such as the members of our staff, are highly educated individuals who at some point or another, you may likely need to contact to do work around your Andover, MN home. Whether it is an upgrade to your outlets, an electrical switch installation, or a problem with your wiring, there is no electrical job that is beyond our capabilities.

A highly trained electrician from Air Mechanical, Inc. can make a world of difference when it comes to the quality of electrical work that is completed, in addition to ensuring that your existing and new wiring is up to code.

CONTACT US FOR ELECTRICAL SWITCH AND OUTLET SERVICES

At a quick glance, understanding how an electrical switch operates is pretty simple—in the "on" position, the switch provides electricity through your circuit to a fixture, device, or outlet. In the "off" position, it prevents electricity from flowing through a circuit to a fixture, device, or outlet. However basic this is to understand, installing and servicing these electrical components takes the education and training of a professional.

The same goes for your outlets. Installation or outlet replacement requires a trained hand. Outlets vary in voltage and current ratings, in addition to shapes and sizes, depending on your location. Meaning someone in Andover, MN will have different electrical outlet needs than, say, someone in another country. Plus, they each incorporate their own ways of interrupting circuits, through ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) or arc–fault circuit interrupters (AFCI).

TRUST OUR ELECTRICIANS FOR GFCI AND AFCI OUTLET INSTALLATIONS

To understand when and where you need each of these outlets in your Andover, MN home, it’s first important to understand the difference between the two, which we’ve covered below.

  • GFCI Outlets: These are designed to protect you from ground faults, which can cause burns or electrical shock. The basic function of such an outlet is to detect when it’s putting out more electricity than it is getting—meaning that electricity must be moving through another, unintended source (water, a person). It immediately shuts the circuit off once it senses this, and you’ll need to manually reset it using a button on the outlet itself. GFCI outlets are required in any space where there may be water—your bathrooms, kitchen, laundry room, and even garage.
  • AFCI Outlets: These are not the same as GFCI outlets, but can exist on the same circuit. AFCI outlets are required for all bedroom outlets, and are designed mainly to prevent fires caused by electricity leaking out of damaged or compromised wiring. If your bedroom lacks these outlets, or if you think they might be needed in another part of your, be sure to give us a call.

CALL US FOR EXCEPTIONAL ELECTRICAL SERVICES

Do you wonder if you need better protection for your home’s electrical system? Wiring problems can lead to the need for outlet replacement, and older homes may require the installation of GFCI and AFCI outlets. No matter what your electrical service needs may be, you can get in touch with the electricians on our team for the job.

We offer excellence in our craft as well as great customer service. We take pride in being a dependable electrical service company in the area, and want to ensure that your electrical system remains safe and up to code for the years to come.