Electrical outlets are becoming more critical in our connected world. Home fixtures like lights are getting smarter and everyone in the family has a smart phone. So why aren’t we getting smarter about where we put our outlets?
There are outlets, and then there are outlets that include a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI or GFI). GFIs are used to reduce the risk of electric shock when the flow of electricity doesn’t follow the correct path, which could result in an electric shock or even death. The left slot in the outlet is called “neutral,” … Read More
We take electricity for granted in the US, from alarm clocks to wake us, cell phones recharged for another day, the refrigerator, coffee pot, a hot shower and so much more. It’s hard to imagine many activities where we don’t use electricity except sleeping. While home owners often like to handle small home repairs, a … Read More