The Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) are two safety devices that you must invest in to protect your home or office from electrical fire hazards. Both AFCI and GFCI are circuit breakers that monitor electricity flow and trip just in time to block the excess flow, thus preventing an electrical fire. Our team at Thormack Electric installs the necessary equipment on your Edmonton property to ensure AFCI & GFCI protection.
Arc faults can occur due to various reasons. Some common causes behind arc flashes and electrical arcing can be pierced wires, old or corroded wires and loose wire connections. Meanwhile, ground fault circuits help protect from electrical shocks and hazards connected to electrical fixtures in wet locations such as swimming pools, bathtubs, etc.
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Difference Between AFCI and GFCI
AFCI and GFCI are both circuit breakers, but they are installed at different places to achieve two separate objectives. AFCI breaks the electricity flow when it detects any signs of arcing, whereas GFCI breaks the electricity supply when the current flow to the ground exceeds a specific value. AFCIs are installed in the areas such as the kitchen, living room, dining room, bedroom, hallways and more. On the other hand, GFCIs, which protect against power leakage, are installed outdoors and in bathrooms, garages and laundry rooms.