A few points on home electrical safety. See esfi.org for more info.

  • Do: Ensure AFCIs are installed where needed
  • Do: Install carbon monoxide and smoke alarms
  • Do: Plug appliances directly into the wall
  • Never use damaged cords
  • Extension cords are temporary solutions and shouldn’t be used on large appliances

Be Aware of Warning Signs of An Overload or Wiring Problem

If you see lights that flicker or dim, notice discolorations, hear buzzing, feel warm switches / outlets, or smell burning, you should hire a qualified electrician to inspect your system.