If your fuse box is outdated, you will need to upgrade it to a circuit breaker box.
Circuit breaker boxes are installed in all new homes.
In some cases, before you sell or buy a home, the lenders will require that the wiring be brought up to code. If this is the case, you will need to install a circuit breaker box.
Circuit breaker boxes are easier to use and are much safer than fuse boxes.
The breaker trips when you over load the circuit, which means you must turn something off and then flip the switch back on. It is easy to see which circuit tripped because it lights up a reddish orange color.
In homes with a fuse box, you normally have only two to four fuses.
A circuit breaker box can have many different breakers which reduces the chance of tripping them because you can have different things on different breakers.
Upgrading to a circuit breaker box will give you the comfort of knowing your home is safe from blowing a fuse and not having one around to replace it right away.
Circuit breaker boxes also cut down on possible overloading of the fuse, which could result in a fire.
A professional, licensed, insured electrician can come to your home, look over your current wiring and give you an estimate for the conversion from a fuse box to a circuit breaker box.
Bottom line….a circuit breaker box will better protect you, your family and your home from fire hazards.