There was a time when homeowners relied upon fuses in order to complete circuits in their homes, thus allowing their electrical systems to function. These days, the fuse box has largely been supplanted by the more modern circuit breaker panel. Many older homes still have fuse boxes in place, though, with fuses needing to be replaced each time a surge blows one out. If you have a fuse box in your home, why not schedule a fuse box upgrade in Everett, WA? Whether you have a new fuse box installed, or you upgrade to a newer circuit breaker, you can count on the professional electricians here at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric to do the job right.
When Is a Fuse Box Upgrade Necessary?
It is true that fuse box are a bit outdated at this point, but the fact that you have a fuse box in your home does not inherently mean that there is a problem with your electrical system. In fact, there may not really be a need for upgrading your fuse box at all. It must be determined entirely on a case to case basis, which is why we offer thorough fuse box inspections. That being said, there are a lot of reasons to consider an upgrade, even if you haven’t really had any trouble with your fuse box.
Your fuse box, if professionally installed, satisfied the regulations in place at the time of its installation. Depending upon when this was, though, your fuse box may not really be capable of handling the electrical demands of the modern home, with all of our electronics and appliances. Additionally, an old fuse box likely means that you have old wiring in your home. Again, this is not a sure sign of trouble, but you should at least consider an inspection, as this wiring can degrade over time.
In certain instances, of course, there is cause for concern. If you are constantly changing blown fuses, or if you notice burn marks around or on the fuse box, an upgrade is almost certainly a good idea. Whatever your concerns may be, we encourage you to dial our number and consult with a member of our electrical team today.