Why should you change your old-style fuse box that has worked just fine for the last 20 or so years? Many older homes, like those in the Monterey Area, have that old-style fuse box or panel. If you own an older home and have ever experienced fuses blowing or your TV blanking out then you understand how this can inconvenience you, but for those of you who haven’t, picture this. It’s a Sunday night football game, but not just any football game it’s the championship, and all your friends and family come over to watch the game. There is only 30 seconds left on the clock and your team is down by 6 points and standing at the 30 yard line when the quarterback throws the ball in midair, now you are waiting on the edge of your seat to see what happens next when your TV screen suddenly goes blank.
Panic rushes in, you race down to your fuse box and locate the bad fuse, take it out and replace it with a new one. A snap of a few sparks and you close the fuse box and race back to your seat just to find out that the game is over now and you lost that live moment how your team made it to victory.
We have heard many stories just like this in the past and the best solution is to have Switched Electric install a new breaker box. The fact is that fuse boxes, even though they are good at times are becoming dinosaurs.
Let’s discuss insurance companies for one second. Why would an insurance company want to provide insurance to these extinct homes? The simple answer is they don’t and won’t. If you are curious as to why, then please read on about how having a new panel with circuit breakers that can benefit your home today!
There is honestly no way to compare a fuse box to an electrical panel that has circuit breakers. Why? Because outdated fuse panels don’t provide the high safety standard and protection that Modern Circuit Breaker Panels today do.
The circuit breakers in your home protect every device with sensitive circuitry that responds quickly if there ever is a fault. The circuit breakers do this by opening the circuit and eliminating the risk of fire and danger. On top of which fuses can’t give you protection like a GFCI and AFCI breaker can.
Wiring methods, electrical components of the past that are in your home today were not made to support all of today’s wonderful technologies and appliances. These fuse boxes do not have enough room or capacity to take on new circuits. We have seen many electrical hazards in fuse boxes. One common hazard that we see is doubling up or overloading of circuits. Or another way to put it, it is putting two circuits on one fuse. Unfortunately, this often leads to fires or burnt up appliances and circuits.
When you have Switched Electric upgrade the source of your power distribution to your home by installing a Modern Circuit Breaker Panel you can eliminate a potentially dangerous situation.
Here are some reasons to upgrade your old fuse panel:
When it comes to upgrading your current fuse box to a Modern Circuit Breaker Panel, there are a couple of different affordable options available to choose from. When Switched Electric comes to evaluate your home’s current system, we will help you decide on what size panel your home will need. This will ensure that you get the most out of your home’s electrical system while avoiding electrical hazards and it will save your Sunday football game, so you can watch the players catch that football and score the touchdown!
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