Residential Electrical Outlet Kansas City

Friday, Nov. 23rd 2018

Residential Electrical Outlet Kansas City

Residential Electrical Outlet Kansas CityNow days you have a lot of options when it comes to replacing a residential electrical outlet. It can even seem a little overwhelming figuring out a direction to go which is why it’s a great idea to involve a professional. As technology continues to advance more parts of our home are called upon to handle more and more electrical loads. Therefore, you want to become educated when replacing your electrical outlet keeping in mind not only what it needs to handle today in addition to anticipating what that outlet may need to be able to handle in the years to come. 

Let’s look at a few residential electrical outlets choices to consider. 

  • USB Outlets – There are all different kinds of USB-equipped outlets. Perhaps the best option are ones that still come with two regular outlet receptacles but squeeze in two USB ports for charging your mobile devices. You can also get one that replaces both receptacles with four USB ports.  

  • Smart Outlets – Imagine being anywhere in the world and being able to turn on and off your outlet with your smartphone. If you want to take things to a new level in your house, you can get smart outlets, which are regular outlets, but can be controlled from your smartphone. 

  • GFCI Outlets – GFCI stands for ground fault circuit interrupter. GFCI outlets are a bit more expensive than regular outlets, but they’re required to be installed in locations like the kitchen and bathroom. This type of outlet is meant to quickly shut off power at that outlet when it detects a short circuit or a ground fault. 

  • Switched Outlets – Do you want to be able to control the power of an outlet and turn on and off whenever you want? Some houses already have light switches hooked up to some outlets, but if not, you can get a switched outlet, which is a receptacle that includes one outlet, and a switch that turns it on and off. 

  • AFCI Outlets – AFCI stands for arc fault circuit interrupter and it looks almost identical to a GFCI outlet. Arcs happen when electricity jumps from one wire to another, which can quickly cause a fire.  

These are just some of the types of residential electrical outlets you may want to consider. The professionals at JMC Electric can help you find just the right one to fit your needs today and in the future. 

Value is always important when considering your electrician needs. We are licensed, bonded and insured, and offer a manufacturer’s warranty on all parts that we supply. We also offer a 24-hour emergency service. If you need a residential home electrician during any time of the year, call JMC Electric at (913) 362-2100 or visit our website at  

In business since 2002, JMC Electric offers home, residential and business contractor services in Kansas City and surrounding communities. 

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