Understanding AFCI and GFCI Outlets: What You Should Know

AFCI and GFCI outlets may look alike, but they function very differently.

Arc-fault and ground-fault circuit interrupters offer protection from electrical hazards, but that — and their two buttons — is where their similarities end. AFCI and GFCI outlets help prevent electrical shocks and fires — a leading cause for home blazes — but each has a certain function, and it’s important to understand the differences. AFCIs […]