The electricity in your home comes in from the street and connects to a main distribution hub: your fuse box or circuit breaker panel. From there it gets routed to all of the light switches and appliances in your home. If you have an older house then it could have a fuse box. While fuse boxes work well enough, they do have some pretty serious flaws. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of upgrading to a circuit breaker panel contact the Edmonds, WA electrical experts at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. We wanted to put together some of the benefits that upgrading could have for your home. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to give us a call today.
How Fuse Boxes Work
Fuse boxes used to be the standard for homes that were built many years ago. Not only do fuse boxes distribute power throughout your home they also protect your home from power surges and fires. The more electricity that flows through the fuse box the hotter the wires get. If it gets too hot the fuse will melt and break the connection thus shutting off the flow of electricity. The fuse then needs to be removed and replaced with a new one. Contact the Edmonds, WA electrical technicians at G&S Heating, Cooling and Electrical to learn more about how we can set you up with a new circuit breaker.
Benefits of Upgrading
Not only is it a nuisance to have to replace your fuses when the blow but it can also be dangerous. When you remove the fuse, the two ends of your electrical mains are exposed. Also, if you don’t have an extra fuse on hand then you have to go to the hardware store to buy one. Circuit breakers use magnetic switches to protect your home from electrical issues. When they flipped all you have to do is go out and flip the switch back the other way.
Another terrific benefit of upgrading your fuse box to a circuit breaker is that they are usually more reliable and less sensitive. While this sensitivity can actually protect your home from electrical issues, it can actually get to be really annoying when your fuse box is always blowing fuses.
Give the Edmonds electrical professionals at G&S a call today to talk with us about upgrading your fuse box. Call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. today!