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Should I Upgrade My Fuse Box?

Modern homeowners everywhere know just how vital a resource electricity is. When you flip on the lights upon entering your home, turn on the coffeemaker in the morning, or run your air conditioner in the summer season, it is electricity powering those amenities. As necessary as electricity may be in the home, of course, the necessity of using electricity safely simply cannot be overstated.

This is why you may want to consider upgrading the fuse box in your home. There are many reasons as to why a homeowner may choose to do so. No matter what the situation, of course, it is absolutely necessary to schedule your fuse box upgrade in North Seattle with a qualified, licensed professional. Call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. to have your fuse box upgraded by an experienced electrician. 

When to Upgrade a Fuse Box

The last thing that you want to do is to spend money that you don’t need to on your electrical system. Still, prompt action ought to be taken in the event of a compromised fuse box, as this could prove to be a serious safety risk. Here are a few tips to help you decide if the time has come to upgrade.

  1. Visible Rust or Burn Marks: Depending upon its location, your fuse box may be exposed to the elements. This is no reason to excuse the development of rust on the box, though, especially if found within. As for burn marks, they indicate that there is a serious issue with the way the distribution of electricity is regulated within the fuse box.
  2. Frequent Blown Fuses: If you do still use an old fuse box, rather than a breaker panel, you still shouldn’t be changing fuses all that frequently. If circuit overloads in your electrical system are common enough to blow fuses regularly, you may have a dangerous situation on your hands. Put down the replacement fuses and pick up your phone to give us a call instead.
  3. Loose Components: Does your fuse box have some wiggle to it? Have you noticed that parts easily shift around within the fuse box when you replace fuses? Your fuse box must be in prime working condition if you are to use electricity in your home safely, and poorly secured components are not acceptable. If you have any doubts about your fuse box, schedule an inspection with us today. We’ll help you to decide if the time has come for an upgrade.

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