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You still have a fuse box? There’s a good chance, if you do, that you live in an older home that was built before 1980. It’s also likely that you’re seeing more instances where fuse repair or replacement is necessary. Have you ever added up all the money you’ve spent buying fuses over the years? They’re not all that cheap, and they’re certainly not reliable, so why are you still using them? It’s time to upgrade to a circuit breaker system, something much more reliable that doesn’t require new components every few months. Wouldn’t that be a nice change?
The electrical requirements of your home today are not the same as they were decades ago, so why are you still using the same electrical system? Fuses were designed to regulate electrical flow, to blow when there was a power surge so you weren’t at risk of fire or damage to your equipment. Circuit breakers don’t blow; they trip when there’s an overload on the system, allowing you to shut some things off, unplug a few devices, and then click a switch to turn the power back on. You do not have to rummage through a drawer for fuses or even worse, go out in the middle of the night to buy them.
Circuit breakers, like fuses did in the past, regulate electricity flow, but they do a much better job of it than the older systems did. Even of you have circuit breakers, circuit panel upgrades might be something you want to consider. The new technology that is being developed today puts more of a demand on your home electricity supply, so increasing and making sure that supply is regulated properly has to be a top priority. That’s why circuit breaker repairs and upgrades are our most requested services.
The next time you’re out shopping and see a cool new device that you’d like to bring home to make your life easier, ask yourself the power supply question first. How many of those cool devices do you have now and when was the last time you had any upgrades done? The world is changing and becoming smaller with the dawn of new communications devices and information technology. Why are you still using fuses to regulate the power going to that technology? Think about it.