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GFI Outlets & Switches
GFI outlets save lives. Dramatic? Perhaps, but true. GFI (or GFCI) is an acronym for Ground Fault Interrupter, which is a safety outlet designed to disconnect from the circuit in case of water comes into contact with the switch. This prevents electrical shock and fire hazards.
You are probably most familiar with GFI receptacles in bathrooms, but they are used in any area exposed to a lot of moisture, such as kitchens, laundry rooms, garages, crawl spaces, and wet bars. These receptacles have two buttons, one for testing and the other for resetting after the breaker inside has tripped.
If a ground fault is detected, the GFI will instantly cut the electrical current in order to protect the user. If your GFI frequently trips or won’t reset, schedule a consult with an electrician from Apollo Home. We’re available seven days a week.
Types of GFIs/GFCIs
There are three kinds of GFIs/GFCIs for home use: receptacle, circuit breaker, and portable.
GFI receptacle – This is the standard GFI outlet, which is installed to replace older, non-GFI outlets in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, garages, crawl spaces, and wet bars.
GFI circuit breaker – These are installed in a fuse box to protect selected circuits. The GFCI circuit breaker will shut off electricity in the event of a water leak and trip the breaker when a short circuit or an electrical overload happens.
Portable GFI outlet – Portable GFCIs are used when there is no nearby GFI. For example, you may want to connect your electric leaf blower to a GFI outlet, but your garage does not have one. Simply plug a portable GFI into the outlet and plug in the blower.
Outdoor Electrical Outlets
Most homes only have two outdoor outlets, one in front and one in back. This can make lighting a new outdoor entertainment space challenging. Chaining power cords and strips is not a safe solution, as they become both a tripping and fire hazard.
We’ll work with you to ensure you have all the weatherproof outlets you need for a brilliantly light outdoor space. We can even install outlets for your outdoor kitchen or wet bar. Call our team at Apollo Home; we’re up to any challenge! We fully stock our trucks, so nearly all repairs and installations can take place within one visit.
"Ernie & Mike did a superb job on my new furnace and A/C installation. Despite having more than a day’s work to do, they came in and stayed until the job was done. They were organized, efficient, and protected the rest of the house well. Got both furnace and A/C installed the same day. Ernie was courteous, informative, and clearly knew his job better than anyone I’ve encountered before. The units look so good guests now get The Tour of our new system. Apollo is clearly not a fly-by-night company. I would recommend them to anyone in need of a new furnace and/or A/C."
- Jerry A.
"I called Apollo because of a water leak I thought I had in our upstairs shower going into the kitchen. Robbie came and assured me everything was fine & looked at all the other plumbing. He ended up changing a few pipes for our washer & clearing a drain. He was very nice & knowledgeable with all my questions. I ended up signing up for the care plan & was very happy with my service."
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"The team at Apollo exceeded my expectations. As a business owner, my attention to the details and commitment to providing excellent service is high. From the sales rep. to the installation team, everyone’s performance was outstanding. For example, the installation team went to great lengths to protect our floors, placing floor runners and across the wood floors and up the stairs. They even were spot washing walls upon their departure. I highly recommend this company."
- Randy B.
"We scheduled an estimate AND a tune-up. We knew something was wrong with our furnace, but hoped we could make it through the rest of the season. Upon telling Bill what our furnace was doing, he warned us immediately what the possible outcome was going to be; a cracked heat exchanger. He watched the flames roll backward, tested carbon monoxide levels, which were so high they meter’s last reading was 5,600 before saying “high”. He immediately shut it down, tagged it, and explained that with levels that high and children in our home he wanted off right away. He continued his inspection and showed us via a camera that not only was it cracked in multiple places, but had holes all over it. He gave us a few options for repairing it; his knowledge as well as genuine concern was beneficial and refreshing. Luckily we also scheduled an estimator, Micah, to come too and we were able to get costs between repairing and replacing (with several options). We decided to replace with a much higher efficiency furnace and one sized properly to our home. Hands down, not only did they both provide us great service and knowledge, but without sounding dramatic, they may have saved our lives. This was our first time calling Apollo, but it won’t be our last."
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"Apollo is an excellent company. I always receive great service. Alex A. was professional and friendly. He kept me informed during the process of checking my furnace and heat pump to make sure they were working properly. The company makes sure you are notified who is coming and when they are on the way. All my interactions with the company have been wonderful."
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