In many older homes, the circuitry is hooked into a fuse box as its primary control panel. When a circuit is overloaded with electricity, maybe your lights are flickering, a fuse will blow and needs to be replaced. This requires you to have spare fuses on hand at a moment’s notice, and while it may sound simple, it can be quite intimidating to someone who is new to it. With a fuse box panel upgrade or replacement from Mr. Value Electricians, you can do away with the stress of blown fuses for good.
Choosing a Circuit Breaker over a Fuse Box
While they are very different to the typical home consumer, a fuse box serves the same role of a circuit breaker in a building: to prevent the overloading of circuits by cutting off the flow of power and reducing risk of fire.
Of the two, a fuse box is an older technology that can require higher maintenance and replacement parts. Normally, these are found in older residences, and are starting to fall behind the ever-increasing need for power in today’s homes.
When compared to fuse boxes, circuit breakers are: