With its unique properties, copper is, by far, the best, nonprecious metal conductor of electricity, providing electrical safety for people and property in building construction applications. However, overloads, short circuits and faulty insulations can cause billions in property damage or losses each year.
A home is safer because of copper wiring. Copper wiring in the home is not only easy to install, but it serves as a better conduit and lasts longer than any other material. Copper wiring delivers:
- Reliability: Copper electricity conductors increase system safety and quality, improving the performance of the construction and adding, in turn, value to the property.
- Efficiency: Copper electricity conductors reduce energy losses leading to lower CO2 emissions and lower utility bills.
- Quality: Copper is easy to install, offers excellent performance and has a value making it economically attractive to recycle at its end of life.
While there are other electrical conductors on the market, all have lower conductivities with reduced system safety and durability and increased end-user electricity costs.