​GFCI Receptacles and Breakers

The GFCI receptacle is one of the best inventions that have been made when it comes to electrical devices. The GFCI receptacle has been designed for one purpose, and that is to protect you and your family from electrical shock.

The GFCI can interrupt household circuits when there is a difference between the current in the hot and the neutral wires. When the GFCI detects the difference in current, the GFCI will automatically cut off. GFCI receptacles and GFCI breakers are very sensitive. A typical circuit breaker is designed to cut off at 15 or 20 amperes. However, someone can be electrocuted with 100 milliamps. 100 milliamps is a tiny number; it's a small fraction of 1.

We have been asked many times, “can less than one amp hurt or kill me?” The answer is yes. That is why it’s so important to have GFCI installed.

There are two types of GFCI protection.

The GFCI receptacle
The GFCI breaker
GFCI Receptacle Installation
Both GFCI circuit breaker and GFCI receptacle will detect a few milliamps and trip the breaker to remove a potential shock hazard. Not only can the GFCI protect you from electrical shock it can save your life.

It’s important to know where GFCI’s should be installed around your home and business. That is where Oxford Electric llc  can help you today. GFCIs are required in your kitchen, bathrooms, garages and all outdoor outlets? There are certain rules that must be followed when it comes to GFCI breakers and outlets.

When it comes to GFCI’s, here is what is important.

GFCI’s should have been tested and certified by a UL certified company?

Was the GFCI installed correctly?

Has the GFCI been installed where it is required?

Nothing is more important that the safety of you and your loved ones. If you have any questions or concerns about the outlets and circuits that are in your home, then call Oxford Electric llc  today.


Contact Information:
689 mountain rd.
ohatchee al. 36271
Phone: (256) 892-2300
Fax: (866) 344-0927
 
Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday 7:00 AM to 4:00PM
Up Front Pricing

What exactly is up front pricing? Upfront pricing is giving an exact quote to the penny for any type of electrical repair or installation you may need. There are never hidden fees in our pricing. No surprises. We will show you the price up front, before any work is started in writing and the price will not change, guaranteed.

Would you rather have an upfront price for the things you want to purchase or would you like an open-ended ticket that you wouldn’t know what the bill is when the contractor is done? Here in Alabama you can turn on the news on any given night and see how an innocent consumer was ripped off by a contractor. It’s very unfortunate and having an up-front price in writing will protect you. Never hire a contractor that will not give you a price in writing with a full scope of work. 

Most consumers prefer to know an exact price; that's why we use a national standard Up Front Pricing guide. Oxford Electric llc only charges by the job, not by the hour.

There are never any hidden charges unlike time and material pricing. Time and material pricing has been a standard for many for a number of years, but we have found it's not fair to customers. Here are few reasons why:

• Homeowners have to constantly watch the clock and technician to make sure he is working. He has to make sure he hasn't gone to his van to many times. Talk too much or take cigarette breaks.

• Homeowners never know what the price is going to be until the job is done.

• No hidden charges or two or three-hour minimums.

• The contractor does not have to send expert electricians to the job, because if they get done to fast, that means they don't make as much money.

At Oxford Electric llc, you will not have to worry about the price or an opened ended ticket and afterwards get the surprise of your life. No matter, the size of the job, small or large, when our electrician arrives at your home or business, he will first evaluate what you need to have done and will then show you what the job will cost before the job starts. Never have one of those unpleasant surprises at the end of the job. We evaluate every job to ensure that we will provide you with the best and most cost-effective solutions.

Prices come from our standardized pricing guide right from our iPads. We will provide an Up Front price and go over every aspect of the estimate together. Prices will not be concocted out of thin air or based off of where you live or the type of home you live in. Everyone is treated the same.
We can send copies of your estimates, invoices and home inspections straight to your smart phone, tablet or computer. Just one more way our business is going green.

You don't have to worry about math mistakes or something added or not added. There is no confusing or hard to read handwriting either. Everything is spelled out. Giving everyone a clear picture of what is going to be done. To many times we have seen bad contracts where the homeowner is not covered. So call Oxford Electric llc today at 256-892-2300, or you can also use our online request form.