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1. Take hold of the circuit breaker handle between your forefinger and thumb, and firmly push to the off position. When it resets you will feel or hear a click.
2. Take hold of the handle and move it to the on position.
3. Your breaker should now be reset.

What happens if it trips again? There may be an uncleared fault in the circuit, which means the circuit is doing its job, or the circuit may be overloaded.
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Most importantly have a through check of your electrical system. Loose connections release large amounts of wasted energy, which you pay for in terms of wasted kilowatt hours.
 
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Lighten up your energy bill with fluorescent and L.E.D. Bulbs/lamps. Lighting generally only takes up 10 to 20 percent of the average household electric bill. But, if you could reduce that by 75 percent you'd be saving some serious cash! For example if your average bill was $450.00 per month, and your lighting was 20 percent of the bill, that means that $90.00 of your bill was just for lighting. Now reduce that by 75 percent or $67.50 per month. That's an annual savings of $810.00!!
 
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1. Receptacle have metal contact points for the hot, neutral, and ground connections that, over time,wear out and loose theirgripping power to hold cords tightly. This creates dangerous exposed contact points on the plug and little or no contact withthe receptacle blades which produces heat in the receptacle and the cord. The hear will cause damage to the wiring and likely lead to a circuit breaker tripping or a fuse blowing. As a safety measure, replace all worn our, cracked or damaged receptacles,all non-polarized receptacles or any that feel warm to the touch.

2. The National Electrical Code now requires new and renovated homes to have tamper-resistant receptacles. These havespring-loaded shutters that close off the slots of the receptacles. When a plug is inserted Into the receptacle, both springsare compressed and the shutters open, allowing the metal prongs to make contact and create an electrical circuit- Becauseboth springs must be compressed at the same time, the shutters do not open when a child attempts to Insert an object Intoonly one contact opening, and there Is no contact with electricity. Tamper- resistant receptacles are an important next step tomaking the home a safer place for children.

3. How many times have you flipped your light switches off and on over the years? Chances are the switch has been flippedthousands of times. Over time the springs and contact points Inside the switch wear out. When the spring lacks enoughtension to ensure a tight connection resistance and heat will increase causing a potentially hazardous situation. Any switch that feels warm or ”sizzles" should be replaced Immediately.

4. A national survey conducted by Franklin Research Institute for the Consumer Products Safety Commission showed thathomes built before 1972, and wired with aluminum, are 55 times more likely to have one or more wire connections at outlets reach "Fire Hazard Conditions" than homes wired with copper. Home with aluminum wiring should have all the connectionpoints cleaned, coated with an oxidation Inhibitor and re-attached to a new aluminum rated device, torqued to the exact specification, to minimize the risk of fire.

5. Old, outdated, painted-over receptacles and switches just look bad. Give your home a ”facelift" by replacing all those worn out receptacles and switches, your home will look 20 years younger!

• Sends test signals throughout the existing wiring in your home looking for the start of an electrical fire.
• Shuts down the entire circuit BEFORE an electrical fire starts!
• Will prevent 98% of electrical fires on protected circuits.
• More than 50% of electrical fires today can be avoided by Arc Fault Breakers.
• Has been required in all new homes since the 1999 National Electrical Code.
• Not all aluminum wiring is hazardous, aluminum wiring can be safe if properly utilized.
• Things like high voltage transmission lines and even the service conductors feeding your home are usually aluminum.
So what's the big deal about aluminum wiring? When used as a smaller conductors ( Like AWG#10 for a 20 amp circuit or a AWG#12 for a 15 amp circuit in a home) aluminum wiring can be hazardous.
Here are some reasons why small aluminum conductors make a poor substitute for cooper. • Aluminum is not as conductive as other metals like cooper because it has a higher resistance, and because of its metallic properties, aluminum expands and conducts under loads significantly more than copper. • As the load or amperage increases on the conductor it begins to expand, and when the load decreases, the conductor contracts back to its initial size. • The constant expansion and contraction or aluminum wire, combined with oxidation , cause termination in wire connectors, and on devices like Outlets and switches, cause them to become loose. • When the wiring becomes loose, it will arc, and arcing will eventually lead to a fire.
An estimated two million homes have aluminum wiring.
Trouble signs associated with aluminum wiring:
• Warm switch or outlet plates.
• Odor of burning plastic
• Flickering lights
If your home has aluminum wiring and you have experienced any of these occurrences, call now!
Pig tailing is achieved by attaching a short piece of copper conductor to the end of a aluminum conductor, made safe by using a UL approved conductor designed to connect copper and aluminum wire. The National Electrical code only approves UL listed connectors for this, but does not discourage the connections of two dissimilar metals, due to electrolytic action. The Consumer Product safety commission supports pig tailing when using the approved UL listed products. Pig tailing should be utilizing when ground fault devises are being installed. The alternative to pig tailing is installing CO/ALR devices, a CO/ARL is a device that has specific characteristics minimizing the effect of aluminum expansion and contraction. When installed by a professional, these devices are both safe and inexpensive.
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