Upgrading your home’s electrical outlets must be done as soon as you notice the warning signs of a malfunctioning outlet. Your electrician from Professional Electric Inc. can expertly install your new outlets so you can ensure that your home electrical system is safe and that no sparking or hot outlets will put your family or appliances at risk. We can upgrade the many different outlets you have around your home. If you need any of the following six electrical outlet upgrades, call Professional Electric Inc. today.
USB outlets are becoming more common in homes. Instead of dealing with bulky chargers and adapters, these outlets allow you to plug your electronics directly into the outlet. When charging your mobile devices, you can also have your outlet available for other uses. These outlet upgrades will provide you with extra convenience for relatively little cost.
Consider LED outlet lights if you want the convenience and security that comes with a night light but don’t want to plug in a large light that often covers both outlets. These outlets have built-in lights in the wall plate that provide subtle illumination when the lights are off.
This can help ease children’s fears of the dark and make walking around in low light easier and safer. Plus, LED lights have a long life expectancy and are energy efficient, so you can keep the lights on without worrying about burning them out.
Unlike standard outlets that leave your plugs dangling from the receptacle, recessed outlets are set deeper into the wall. This style prevents plugs from extending beyond the surface and helps eliminate the risk of children or pets tugging on wires or anyone tripping over them.
AFCI (Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters)
When something unexpected happens to your electrical system and causes the wiring to overheat, an AFCI outlet is necessary. The AFCI outlet will shut down the outlet before damage can occur. These outlets can be easily incorporated into your main service panel and are a must for thorough protection from sudden overheating.
TRR (Tamper-Resistant Receptacles)
Tamper-resistant receptacles are one of many outlet upgrades you may make to keep your home safer. These specialized outlets have a barrier that prevents small children from inserting foreign objects into the outlet. This, in turn, allows you to rest easy, knowing that your children are not at risk for electrical shocks or burns that may come with tampering with electrical outlets.
GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters)
GFCI outlets help to protect you and your family from potential electrical hazards. A GFCI will constantly monitor the electricity flowing in a circuit; if any interruption is detected, the outlet will quickly shut off power to the circuit. GFCI electrical outlet upgrades are easy and often inexpensive. If your home doesn’t have GFCI outlets, it is time to trust your electrician to install them and ensure maximum safety.
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Our family-owned and operated business has earned the trust of the Crofton community since 1990. Our team of friendly and expert electricians is licensed, bonded, and insured. From electric panel upgrades to lighting installations, and all other electrical services and repairs in between, you can count on Professional Electric to get it done safely and skillfully. Further, our dedicated electricians are standing by 24/7 for your emergency electrical situations. We proudly serve customers in Annapolis, Severna Park, Crofton, Gambrills, Odenton, Bowie, Stevensville, Mitchellville, Millersville, Cape St Claire, the surrounding Southern Maryland area, and beyond. To find out more information on our wide range of electrical services, or to get a free estimate from our master electricians, contact us at our website or call 410‐451‐8085, 301‐390‐7620, or 443‐871‐1492. For more ways to stay connected, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.