Electrical Codes

What are the Ramifications of the 2018 Energy Code?
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What are the Ramifications of the 2018 Energy Code?

For the most part, the recently approved building energy code will uphold... More

AFCI Mandates Not Needed for New Homes
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AFCI Mandates Not Needed for New Homes

Updated product safety codes have eliminated the need for branch circuit wiring... More

Energy Bill Heads to Finish Line
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Energy Bill Heads to Finish Line

The House of Representatives has passed a bill that gives the Department of Energy... More

Trump's Housing Plan: A Closer Look
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Trump's Housing Plan: A Closer Look

Donald Trump says he wants to reduce the cost of building a home by almost 25... More

2016 GFCI Update: Powerful New Layer of Receptacle Safety
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2016 GFCI Update: Powerful New Layer of Receptacle Safety

Receptacle and circuit breaker safety after the UL 943 standard revisions More

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Maryland Fire Ignites New Call for Electrical Safety
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Maryland Fire Ignites New Call for Electrical Safety

A devastating fire last month in a Maryland home serves as a grim reminder of the... More

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Spark Stopper

Arc faults, dangerous electrical arcs caused by damaged wiring, cause many house fires. Beginning this year, the National Electric Code will require the installation of arc-fault circuit interrupters or AFCIs in bedroom circuits. More

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