AC WORKS™ Connector — Electrical Safety

Outdoor Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

Last week we talked about how to decorate your home safely during the holidays and today we are going to point out the safety tips for outdoor holiday decorating.  Holiday decorations can be the cause of many electrical and fire hazards, so it is important to take precautions.  When hanging lights outside your home make sure you follow some of the same tips from last week’s Holiday Lighting Safety article and in addition to those you need to be sure any extension cords you are using are indoor/outdoor cords.  When you are using electrical lights outside you want to be...

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Holiday Lighting Safety

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

If you have not already, you are probably starting to dig up your lights and décor to set up and decorate for the holiday season.  A lot of time and money is spent on these decorations and buying them again each year would not make sense, when you can simply keep them organized and in good working order.  You can re-use the lights and décor for years to come.  As frustrating as they can be, they are worth it once put up.  The beauty of holiday lights is something people continue to go back year after year.  It is a...

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Avoiding Electrical Fires at Home

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

While using electrical appliances and regular household items is safe, there are some practices that we tend not to think of that can help prevent electrical fires at home. When it comes to electrical cords or extension cords, always be sure to check that they are not worn or frayed. If a copper wire is exposed, the passing current can heat up its surroundings which could potentially lead to shock or even a fire. It is best to discard any cords with an exposed wire. A good tip to keep cords from getting worn or frayed is to hold the plug...

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Tips to be Aware of When Working on Wiring Projects

Posted by Stephanie Junek on

You might need to wire inlets/outlets, replacement electrical plugs, and connectors or receptacles from time to time.  The below list of tips will help to keep you aware of important things you should know before you wire any home, job site, or DIY project. AC WORKS™ carries many DIY wiring devices and products to help get you plugged in.  We do care about your safety and the safety of those around you, so we prefer you ask any questions you have before you start a wiring project.  We also prefer you consider hiring a professional electrician to wire your project...

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Polarized Vs. Non-polarized: Household Electrical Safety

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In North America, with a 110V circuit, polarized outlets and plugs are used as a safety feature.  They are used to help ensure the complete circle of electricity in a circuit, keeping the hot-wired pin in the hot-wired side of the outlet and the same for the neutral side and pin.  Some machines require polarized plugs for proper functioning. 

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