Very often we see older homes in Colorado that still have old-style fuse boxes or panels. If you have one of these older style fuse panels, then you know how inconvenient they are. When an electrical fuse blows, its not as simple as flipping a breaker switch and returning to life as normal. No, you have to entirely remove the fuse, brave the sparks and pop in an entire new fuse. And as time passes, it is getting harder and harder to find the right type of fuses.
Put plainly,fuse boxes, although good for their time, are becoming extinct. Most insurance companies won’t provide insurance with homes that have these outdated fuse boxes. You might be curious to why. If so, then take a minute to read how having a new panel with circuit breakers can benefit you today.
New electrical panels – Save the day!
When you compare a fuse box to an electrical panel that has circuit breakers, it just does not compare.
Modern circuit breaker panels are built to higher safety standards than outdated fuse panels. Circuit breakers provide more protection than the old screw-in fuses.
Circuit breakers protect every device in the house with sensitive circuitry that responds quickly if there is a fault, opening the circuit and eliminating the risk of danger and fire. There is also excellent protection available in the form of Ground-Fault Circuit Breakers and Arc-Fault Circuit Breakers. Fuses cannot give you protection like a GFCI or AFCI breaker.
Older equipment and wiring within your home did not have to support the modern appliances of today’s time. Another common electrical hazard that we see is overloading or doubling up of circuits in outdated fuse panels and breaker panels. Unfortunately, this leads to fires or burnt up appliances and circuits.
By upgrading the source of power distribution to your home by installing a new panel with circuit breakers, you can eliminate this potentially dangerous situation.
Here are some reasons to upgrade your old fuse panel:
- Reduce the chance of an electrical fire.
- Eliminate doubled-up circuits.
- Eliminate the need to replace fuses, or the chance to install the wrong size of fuse, which is a common fire hazard.
- Capacity to add additional circuits in the future.
- Increase the resale value of your home.
- Be able to get homeowner’s insurance.
What should I get?
There are many affordable options for replacing your old fuse box. Best Electric Service will give your home a thorough evaluation and will help you to decide on whether you should have your outdated fuse panel replaced with a modern circuit breaker panel and what size panel you should have for your home.
By upgrading your old, outdated fuse box, it will ensure that you get the most out of your home’s electrical system and help avoid electrical hazards. And save your Sunday football game.
Please contact Best Electric Service at 719-985-2822 or use our online form to request an appointment to see how our expert residential electricians can help you with fuse box upgrades!
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For the past 10 years, Best Electric Service has been serving the electrical needs for residential, commercial and industrial clients. We take a no pressure approach to our work so that our customers feel at ease and we will treat your home or office as if it were our own.
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