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Is It Dangerous to Have a Fuse Box in My House?

Monday, December 16th, 2019

electricianIf you open the electrical panel for your house, what do you see inside? If it’s a series of switches, then you have a breaker box. If you see a set of circular colored knobs, you have a fuse box.

Chances are good that you already knew you had a fuse box before you looked. After all, you landed on this page because you’re wondering if an old fuse box is still safe to have in your house and whether or not you should arrange for Tacoma, WA, electrical services to have it upgraded. We can provide some answers to these questions to help understand when it’s time for an electrical panel replacement.

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

electrical-panel-repairsThe electrical panel (a.k.a. circuit breaker box, or “fuse” box) is the central switching station of the electricity in your house. All the electrical current coming from the municipal grid enters the panel, where it divides into the different circuits for the outlets and fixtures in the house. To protect the electrical system in case of shorts and other problems, breakers are designed to trip and stop the current to a circuit.

It’s easy to take the electrical panel in a house for granted. You know where it is (we hope, if not go find out now) and you may occasionally need to reset a breaker if there’s a short in the house. A few tripped circuit breakers through the years is no big deal. In fact, it shows the panel is doing what it’s supposed to do.

The electrical panel, however, wears down and ages like any electrical appliance. It will need an upgrade one day—and that day may be just around the corner.

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Everything You Need to Know About Electrical Panels

Monday, March 25th, 2019

working-on-electrical-panelIn order for your home to manage the load of all your electronics, you need an electrical panel that can handle it. But what exactly is an electrical panel?

Breaker panels, fuse boxes, circuit breakers… You may have heard these names before, and while there are some differences between them, they’re often used to refer to the electrical panel.

In this post, we’ll break down exactly what an electrical panel is and why you should be thinking about yours.

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