AFCI: Acronym for Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter. A circuit breaker or receptacle that has the ability to shut off the power to its circuit if it senses hazardous electrical arcing along its circuit.

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As your home inspector is concerned with the safety of your home, he/she will typically make recommendations to increase this level of safety. We routinely recommend that homeowners consider installing additional AFCI breakers as an upgrade to comply with current safety standards and improve the safety of the property’s electrical system. We recommend that homeowners have their electrical system evaluated by a qualified, licensed electrician and upgrades be made as needed.