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How to Choose the Right Electrical Outlets for Your Home
Electrical outlets are an essential part of any home. They provide easily accessible electricity while preventing shock and potential fires. However, not all electrical outlets are created equal. Different power outlets are designed for other uses. American Electrics offers a wide range of outlet types to ensure you can find what you need.
Bathroom and Laundry Room Outlets
Our selection includes outlets in the bathroom or laundry room — where water protection is essential. These outlets are specially designed to withstand exposure to water. They are also equipped with ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), which protect against electrical shock. GFCIs detect ground faults and shut off the power before an electrical shock can occur.
Other specialized outlets are for use with dryer units. Dryers require more power than other appliances, so they need their dedicated circuit. This helps prevent overloading the electrical system in your home. When installing a dryer outlet, use the proper wiring and circuit breaker size to avoid overloading the system.
Tamper-resistant power outlets protect curious children from electrical shock. These outlets have special covers that prevent foreign objects from being inserted into the sockets. This provides an extra layer of protection for young children, who may not understand the dangers of electricity.
Weather-resistant outlets are great for outdoor use because they protect against damage from humidity, ultraviolet (UV) rays, and precipitation. These outlets have special covers that prevent moisture from entering the sockets. This protects against short circuits and electrical fires.
There is a wide variety of electrical outlets on the market, each designed for a specific purpose. When choosing outlets for your home, it is vital to consider the environment in which they will be used. Bathroom and laundry rooms must withstand water exposure, while weather-resistant outlets are ideal for outdoor use. Tamper-resistant outlets provide an extra layer of protection for young children. No matter what your needs are, American Electrics has the perfect outlet for you.