Of all the devices that have been developed to make electricity safer, the ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) has been one of the most significant, says Rick Coons, CEO at Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC). “GFCIs are one of the most effective …Read More.
Appliances and Equipment
Today’s home appliances can do much more than the products from just a generation ago. They’re also much safer, thanks to a variety of devices that have been developed in the last half-century, says Rick Coons, CEO at Indiana Electric …Read More.
Today’s power tools are amazing devices that have made us far more productive and reduced the physical demands of many tasks. Power tools provide a safe way to work as long as they’re used correctly, cautions Rick Coons, CEO at …Read More.
Delivering electricity to your home takes a variety of equipment, some of which may be sitting in your yard or neighborhood. While both adults and children may be curious, the inherent dangers of electricity provide a good reason to maintain …Read More.
Multiple extension cords plugged into a single outlet caused a fire that took the lives of a Decatur, Ind., couple in 2011. A lamp in an upstairs clothes closet sparked a recent Indianapolis house fire. And an electrical appliance or …Read More.
If you find yourself in need of a space heater to temporarily take the chill off a particular area of your home, carefully consider the safety hazards associated with their use. “It seems easy and inexpensive to use a space …Read More.
Imagine walking up the steps to your home and feeling a sharp pain in your foot or in your hand as you grasp the handrail. Looking down, you find a nail sticking out of the step and a sharp tack …Read More.
When a storm strikes and knocks out power to your home, you may be forced to use a generator. But, do you know about a potential danger with the use of generators? It’s called “backfeed” and it can endanger you, …Read More.