New Product to Increase Residential Billing Residential contractors can show a new product and obtain more billing.
The customer could have you there for adding an outlet or other request.
If you show the customer a need-to-have-product, you can install it on
the same house call. That can keep the cost for the customer reasonable,
and provides good profit. Customers are generally interested in
high-tech controls for their house, but they don’t want high costs and
difficult learning. They also want it to solve a problem to justify the
expense. An example is in the new Leviton Humidity Sensor and Fan
NEC Recognizes AFCI Outlet Option With the introduction of arc-fault circuit-interrupting (AFCI)
receptacles, electrical contractors and their customers now have an
alternative to breaker-based solutions for providing protection against
possible arc-fault-related fires and injuries. Now the National
Electrical Code (NEC) is beginning to incorporate these devices as
alternatives to AFCI breakers in both new construction and replacement
Breakthrough in AFCI Circuit Protection The code mandated AFCI protection is expensive. A typical load panel
AFCI circuit breaker is about forty dollars. Older panels, when doing
modification work, might have to be replaced to properly seat the AFCI
breakers. So when the customer wants a receptacle added, the price could
kill any interest and his trust in the electrical contractor. New
developments can help with this problem. Leviton has developed and
introduced an Outlet Branch Circuit (OBC) AFCI receptacle.