Maple Grove Electrician
Are you still using an old fuse box in your house? Are you one day going to sell this house? If so, then you need to upgrade. You need to upgrade because chances are you are using a box that has been in service for 50 or more years and you have to screw out or pull out fuses when they blow and buy a new one every time. The inconvenience of fuse panels are being brought to the attention of home buyers, and many times they will stipulate fuse panel replacement in the purchase agreement.
Fuses are inexpensive and easy to find, depending upon the kind that you need, since there are still some older homes using fuse boxes, but it can be cumbersome to run to the hardware store everytime a fuse blows. These days, circuit breakers are used and all that has to be done when a breaker is tripped is flip a switch. The circuit breaker is the ideal alternative to fuses and your fuse box can be replaced with a modern circuit breaker panel by the hands of an experienced Maple Grove electrician. We only install electrical panels which carry a lifetime transferrable manufacturers warrany.
Thoroughly Evaluating Your Electrical Issues
You do need to keep your electrical issues in perspective. For instance, if you are someone looking into the purchase of an older home, you will need to make replacing the fuse box a part of your budget. You may even need to use a Maple Grove electrician to upgrade the electrical outlets since many homes have the standard two prong outlets, causing you to have to place dangerous converters on your three prong plugs.
If you are unsure as to whether or not you need to upgrade your fuse box, consider this: Many of the homes built in the 1960s, 1950s, and before did not need to accommodate video game systems, computers, big screen TVs, dishwashers, indoor and outdoor lighting systems, and trash compactors. Back then, the necessities were the refrigerator, range, washers and dryers, and central air conditioning and heating units when they became available. The need for so little is why so many older homes do not have more than one or two outlets in a single room. If you are blowing fuses constantly in your old home, now you know why.
Upgrading Your Fuse Box
An upgrade to a circuit breaker will allow your electrical system to handle all of the items you need to plug into the outlets. Your Maple Grove electrician can also replace the outlets in the home with outlets that will accommodate your style. You can also have outlets added so that you are not plugging everything into a network of power strips. When you find yourself linking multiple power strips together, you know you are in need of more outlets.
Once you have upgraded to a circuit breaker panel, you may want to call your insurance company and let them know you have made the upgrade. A circuit breaker can result in lower insurance rates, allowing the replacement to not only pay for itself via savings on fuses, but through insurance premiums due to the increase in safety. When the breaker trips, you flip a switch to restore power to the area power was cut off to. It is as simple as that.
Contact A Maple Grove Electrician
Don’t let your old fuse box keep your home insurance rates up and your safety at risk. Go ahead and have your system upgraded so that you can have a more modern electrical system within your home. To schedule service or request an estimate, call us at 612-385-7864 or fill out the form on this page with your request and we will discuss your fuse box replacement with you, as well as any other options you wish to opt for.