In homes, electrical fires are often caused by arcing—which is when electrical current flows in an unintended path. Arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) breakers detect when power is going through the wrong circuit and protect your home by shutting the power to that circuit off.
Electrical code in Texas requires arc fault circuit interrupter breakers for most living areas of the house, and Aaron’s Electrical Service can install or replace them to protect your home.
Contact us online or call (832) 702-4263 to ask about arc fault circuit interrupter breakers in Houston if you are renovating your home or want to be sure your home is as safe as possible. If your breakers/service panel needs repair/replacement, don’t hesitate to contact our technicians at Aaron’s Electrical Service.
Why Are Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter Breakers Required?
The National Electrical Code (NEC), which is the minimum standard in Texas, is written by the National Fire Protection Association. Arc faults are a leading cause of house fires, so arc fault circuit interrupter protection can truly save your property and your life.
Arc faults can be caused by frayed wires, pinched wires, loose connections, or messy wiring behind your walls. Since 1999, arc fault protection has been required by the NEC in bedrooms. As of 2008, new or renovated homes must have arc fault protection, as well as in other “habitable areas” of the home like the living room and dining room.
Replacing Circuit Breakers with Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter Breakers
An arc fault breaker replaces the standard circuit breaker in your service panel. By adding AFCI protection at the breaker, you’re covered for every single outlet and switch on that circuit. It’s easier and less expensive to add an arc fault breaker than to replace all electrical outlets on the line.
If you’re building a new home or doing a renovation that affects the wiring (such as adding a new circuit or replacing the panel), then you’re required to upgrade. Installing AFCI breakers in your Houston home will help keep you, your family, and your home as safe as possible.
Arc Fault Breaker Installation & Service in the Houston Area
Replacing a circuit breaker requires electrical knowledge and safety tools. For your protection, and to ensure you get your breaker panel up to code, ask a licensed electrician to install your arc fault circuit interrupter breakers.
Aaron’s Electrical Service can change your breakers quickly and efficiently. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for our work! If you have an arc fault breaker that constantly trips for no reason (called “nuisance tripping”), we can take a look and repair or replace them to save you a headache.
Contact us online or give us a call at (832) 702-4263 for electrical service upgrades in Spring, The Woodlands, Sugarland, and Houston. Aaron’s Electrical Service offers service panel and breaker repair, replacement, and installation your home or business needs!
AFCI Services in Houston
At Aaron’s Electrical Service, we can take care of any rewiring or electrical panel upgrades you need. We licensed Houston electricians to add your required AFCI protection and make sure your electrical system is safe and worry-free.
Call us at (832) 702-4263 or request a free quote online for arc fault circuit interrupter breaker installation or service in the Houston area.
Our Service Area
We Service The Woodlands, Katy, Cypress & Kingwood, Texas
Montgomery County: Conroe, Magnolia, Montgomery, New Caney, Oak Ridge North, Panorama Village, Patton Village, Pinehurst, Porter Heights, Roman Forest, Shenandoah, Splendora, Stagecoach, Willis, Woodbranch, Woodloch, and more.