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Original Fuse Box

Oh No!

Having a fuse box (also known as a fuse panel) in your home isn't necessarily an Immediate fire hazard, but it does have many disadvantages compared to modern electrical systems with circuit breaker panels. Here is why you should choose to replace your fuse box with a modern circuit breaker panel Immediately!

Whats The Big Deal

  • Fuse boxes use fuses, which are designed to blow (or "trip") when there is an electrical overload or short circuit. However, if the wrong fuse rating is used, or if a homeowner replaces a blown fuse with one of higher amperage, it can create a safety hazard by allowing too much current to flow through the circuit. This can lead to overheating, fire hazards, and electrical shock.

    Safety Concerns

  • When a fuse blows, the homeowner must replace it with a new fuse of the correct amperage. This can be inconvenient, especially if it happens frequently. Most home improvement stores don't stock normal residential fuses anymore, so they can be difficult to get a hold of. Circuit breakers, on the other hand, can simply be reset with the flip of a switch.


  • Older homes with fuse boxes have limited electrical capacity, which can be inadequate for modern electrical demands. Upgrading to a circuit breaker panel can provide more circuits and higher amperage capacity. Modern appliances and electronics may require dedicated circuits or higher amperage than older fuse boxes can provide, and installing modern day convenienances like car chargers and back up generators is simply impossible with fuse boxes.

    Limited Capacity

What Do I Do?

Due to the unreliability of an old fuse box , many experts recommend replacing them with modern, safer panels from reputable manufacturers. If you suspect that your home has an original fuse box, Give me a call and we will discuss the best course of action, which often includes replacing the panel to ensure the safety of your home and its occupants.

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