Published 06/11 2014 05:39PM

Updated 06/11 2014 05:39PM

Your home's electrical design is very important to your comfort and safety. Most newer homes feature more outlets for the many electrical appliances used today. Some large appliances such as air conditioners, dryers, and refrigerators benefit from a dedicated circuit that supplies electricity just to that machine. A dedicated circuit helps make sure that the appliance is getting enough power. Modern building codes require special safety measures for electrical systems. One safety feature is 'ground fault protection.' This device helps prevent shock by shutting off the electrical circuit when it gets wet. Ground fault protection circuits are located on electrical outlets near sinks and other water sources. When planning electric design for a new home or remodeling project, choose more outlets rather than less. Homebuilders of the sixties and seventies didn't predict the need for increased electricity usage. If you own a home built in that era, you may want to consider rewiring for today's lifestyle.

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